Re: Pie Party
From: Alicia George (
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 12:41:33 -0700 (PDT)
We celebrate Pi Day every year around March 14 (3.14). It's always a dessert 
event, with an assortment of pies, vanilla ice cream, and whipped topping. Easy 
to set up and clean up after dinner, and very popular.

In July, one of our neighbors always hosts an Old Tyme Ice Cream Sociale around 
his birthday. He hires Ben and Jerry's to bring in a variety of ice creams and 
sorbets and numerous sprinkles and other toppings, but it could easily be 
handled other ways as well.

Toward the end of summer, we hold a Pesto Festo. We harvest all the basil that 
has been growing in people's gardens and planter boxes. One of our residents is 
a first-generation Italian American, so she (and several helpers) makes pesto 
with the basil and cooks up a mess of pasta. Others bring wine, salads, and 
crusty bread, and we all have a feast.

We had a group of folks who liked to eat dinner late. They would periodically 
hold themed potlucks under the rubric "Dinner at Eight." Once it was all 
comfort foods (meatloaf, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes). Another time it was 
breakfast for dinner (pancakes, bacon, eggs). One particularly enjoyable 
evening was "Dinner at Haight" where everyone dressed like a hippie and brought 
foods that were given ridiculous hippie-themed names. Someone even made a 
tie-dye cake!

Alicia George
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC

On Sep 5, 2017, at 1:37 PM, cohousing-l-request [at] wrote:

> From: Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah <welcome [at]>
> Date: September 5, 2017 1:37:19 PM EDT
> To: cohousing-l [at]
> Subject: [C-L]_ Pie Party
> We had a fun event yesterday. In place of a regular potluck, we had a Pie 
> Party. On a sign up list, people listed either a savory or sweet pie they'd 
> bring. We ended up with a big serving table full of beautiful savory pies-- 
> creations of tomatoes, leeks, Mexican, cheeses, salmon, quiche, and so  many 
> others. 
> Several folks took charge of making salads, and getting lemonade and juices.
> Dessert time brought more variety: regular and gluten-free crusts, fruits, 
> ice cream pie, "whoopie" pies...
> It was all delicious and a good break from the Usual. We followed up with a 
> brief talent/no talent show, ranging from serious music and poetry to our 5 
> year old putting the neighbor's dog through its trick routine, and a couple 
> of young boys enthusiastically demonstrating jiujitsu wrestling. We hadn't 
> done a talent show in some time and enjoyed that too.
> Any other ideas for theme meals or other simple additions to the variety of 
> community social life?
> Maraiah Lynn Nadeau
> RoseWind Cohousing
> Port Townsend WA

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