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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Free Rib Steaks!

We support a lot of local service organizations by attending their special events like fish fries and chicken or steak dinners.  It is a wonderful way to show community support!   A lot of the local food events we attend have door prizes and raffle tickets.  Prizes are usually some type of food but sometimes there are non-food prizes as well.  Raffle tickets for donated food items are sold as a fund raiser for the organization holding the event to help supplement the cost of the event as well as pad their kitty a bit.  Trust me the only way these service organizations make a little money off of a food event is through the generous folks that volunteer their time and skills to do the cooking and serving as well as those businesses who donate a food gift.   At best a food event like the fish fry we recently attended would make about $200 if they are really lucky but give the economic downturn and considerably lower attendance for these events the reality is they will be lucky to break even. 

rib steak cooked on indoor grill
My husband bought his customary $20 worth of raffle tickets.  That may sound like a lot but really that it becomes the same as giving the organization a donation.  It helps them out and helps to keep these kind of events in our community.  He ended up winning two lovely rib steaks.

The following night we grilled the steaks to medium rare on the stovetop indoor grill.  Baked beans and baked potatoes finished off the entrĂ©e.  It was a simple yet easy meal with a quick clean-up which was quite appreciated as we hosted a larger get together that night.


2 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

Congratulations on the good luck! :)

Garden Gnome said...

Thanks :)