Re: Commonhouse Meals follow up
From: Oliveau (
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 13:45:15 -0800 (PST)
Hey all,
    At Catoctin Creek Village (outside of Wash D.C), we  have cooks pay for 
the meal:  less hassle, no accounting.  Also, since  the number of people 
showing up is pretty stable, we don't bother to have people  sign up.  
Generally we 
have some leftovers which people take home.  If  the meal is very popular, 
people go back for seconds and there are no  leftovers.
  Generally, we find that cooks take pride in their meals, so  quality is not 
a problem.  My experience is that it's much more expensive  to serve 
pre-prepared meals.  If you're cooking the meal, it's tough to  spend a lot at 
  Of course, our community is small, and we're still building.   This system 
may not scale up well to larger groups.
In a message dated 2/1/2008 9:25:56 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
heidinys [at] writes:

Do  cooks--some cooks-- over spend, feel they  
have carte blanche for  example to buy a convenience product to save  
time.  Or what  some might consider a more pricey meal than if they  
financial  constraints?

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