I read about the food club concept awhile ago in some newspaper article: Get a group of people (around 6?) to commit to being in the club and meeting once a month or however often.
You rotate hosting and whoever hosts cooks for the group, then everyone else makes a dish already divided into containers for the other members to take home.
It’s a pretty sweet deal – you cook one big batch of something, then get treated to dinner and take home several containers of food to eat.
Plus you get to try out recipes you might not have experimented with in the first place – everyone in our group includes a recipe card along with their dish.
This is great for me because I rarely cook for myself and when it comes time for a potluck I bring the same few basic dishes because I hate searching online through a million recipes and then wondering how it’ll turn out.
So, I started a food club with four other girls I know through Compassionate Action For Animals – we’ve met three times so far and it’s tons of fun, I was lucky to find people who are interested in cooking and won’t flake out.
Just wanted to share, if it might be an inspiration for anyone looking for something frugal and social to do!