On August 6th, our volunteer team embarked on a new challenge in our meal donor ventures with the House. Typically, we gather and prep a dinner that is served buffet-style to the families of the house. On this day; however, we tried something new. We set out to raise the bar with our made-to-order brunch. What an adventure it was, seeing everyone work out of their everyday element for the benefit of families enduring challenging medical times with their loved ones. Our volunteer team varies each occasion that we gather to cook a meal, but it is always a motley crew of “Burtonians” in the kitchen.
For this debut Sunday Brunch, our menu offerings consisted of waffles and pancakes with a choice of add-in ingredients, customized omelets, bacon, sausage, muffins, biscuits, and fruit salad. It seemed simple enough on paper. In fruition, we found that operating two waffle makers and a griddle for pancakes was the perfect recipe to trip the electrical circuit. Regardless of our technical difficulties, our team thrived! It never ceases to amaze me that no matter what volunteers we have, no matter what is going on that day in our own lives, we are all able to come together with smiles and positivity and have a blast working together.
I highly recommend seeking out opportunities to serve, as you never know the difference the smallest donation or gift of time can make. I am so thankful for being able to take part in this Burton Brunch foray into being a pop-up/short order restaurant, and look forward to our next volunteer occasion in November.