A while back I found this great idea an and old cooking magazine that I had lying around. It’s called a Dinner Club. Sounds pretty impressive!
When you get down to it, it’s actually very simple.
You get 3 or 4 families together for dinner once a quarter. More often if you want, but once every three months is good for us. You rotate houses. For our first dinner I hosted. Next time, someone else will host. If you have 4 families and you meet once a quarter, each family will only host once a year.
The host family provides the main dish. Anything they want. And then the other families bring the sides and dessert. Since it’s great grilling weather, we decided to do hotdogs and hamburgers. The other families coming brought broccoli with cheese sauce, chips, brownies, and soft drinks.
You could do tacos, steaks, stir-fry, pork roast, or really anything that you want. Just pick the main dish and let everyone know what it is and then the attendees can bring the sides that they like to eat with this main dish.
We met at 4:00 on a Saturday. Since we all have kids this worked well because we had plenty of time to eat and talk and let the kids play but everyone was still able to head home and put the kids to bed on time.
We had a lot of fun! It was simple, and low pressure to prepare for. And we can’t wait to do it again!