The Next Stop celebrated our recent expansion and new kitchen with a Grand Opening on October 28, 2011. It was a fun evening with good food, wonderful entertainment and great friends/families.
We were excited to show off not only what our new kitchen looks like, but also how it works! Our members actually prepared 15 pans of lasagna during the month of October to serve to our guests. Our layers may not have all been the same in each pan, but no matter, it all tasted so good! A special thank you to our local Publix for providing the ingredients AND providing volunteers for this event to serve dinner to our guests.
Also, a variety of cookie bars were prepared by members of The Next Stop for dessert. Our Tuesday group made pecan pie cookie bars, the Wednesday group made toll house cookie bars, and the Thursday group made cheesecake cookie bars. All were delicious and they sure smelled good while they were baking!
The Next Stop members are involved in all aspects of the kitchen, rotating through “clean up” duty. This new homelike kitchen is providing them with experience that can transfer to their own home kitchen. Cooking has always been a highlight at The Next Stop, but we are all enjoying cooking (and eating) in a whole different way now!