Something's Cooking Serves Up Community

November 17, 2016

The menu was enticing and plates were full at Center for Independent Futures’ thirteenth annual Something’s Cooking fundraiser on November 6. We are grateful to all who helped make this festive afternoon a success!

Eighteen of the area’s favorite restaurants and bakeries shared their signature dishes. We enjoyed sandwich spirals from Bagel Art Cafe, Shepherd’s Pie from Celtic Knot Public House, and butternut squash soup from Farmhouse. Flat Top Grill served chilled edamame and chicken pot stickers while Ten Mile House offered mini pulled pork sandwiches.

That Little Mexican Cafe shared pork and duck taquitos and churros, the Peckish Pig brought crowd-favorite bacon-wrapped dates, and Gigio’s Pizzeria sliced assorted pizza. Koi returned with their popular walnut shrimp, and La Macchina, new to Something’s Cooking, served lasagna. Guests also tasted orecchiette con spinaci from Trattoria D.O.C. and pork sliders and spinach puffs from Valley Lodge Tavern.

On the sweeter side, Edzo’s Burger Shop blended their famous Nutella milkshakes, and Nothing Bundt Cakes shared samples of their decadent cake. Along with homemade baked goods from the Center for Independent Futures community, the dessert table included donations from Eli’s Cheesecake, Misericordia’s Hearts & Flour Bakery and Have Dreams’ ILOVESWEETS. Michelle Gazzolo, sister of participant Phil, poured tastes of Fruitbelt sparkling fruit tonic.

Thank you to Prairie Moon for hosting this celebration, to our volunteers for your time and enthusiasm, and to the many local businesses and supporters who contributed to the silent auction. Thank you also to all of our guests who joined us for this celebration.

All funds raised by Something’s Cooking directly support our vision of a future where individuals with disabilities have access to all opportunities of a full life. Want to relive the afternoon? Check out our Facebook photo album at this link!



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