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Host a Dinner Party with More Guests Than Ingredients

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We live in complicated times. Let's make supper simpler. This month cook a Friday night dinner where the meal contains fewer ingredients than names on your guest list. We're calling it "Fewer Fridays." Even better, make this a one-pot meal with thoughtfully sourced, real food—we're not telling you it has to be local and organic, but you get the picture. Then, give us the picture. Send us your recipe and photos to community@goodinc.com and you might make it into GOOD's Fewer Fridays cookbook.

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  • Kelly BrowneKelly Browne

    Friday night dinner party of 10, make your own pizza with 1) dough 2) marinara sauce 3) pesto 4) mushrooms 5) broccoli 6) spinach 7) onion 8) pepperoni 9) cheese and 10) salad (does salad count as an ingredient?). Three doughs and my friends turned the menu into a competition. Mediterranean vs. Stuffed Crust vs. The Original Margarita. Three winning pizzas. Round II comin' up.

  • Zakiah OmarZakiah Omar

    Our first truly GOOD dinner is going to be on a Saturday. And the guest list is less than the ingredients. We are going to get there.

  • Rachel CookRachel Cook

    My boyfriend and I recently moved to a new city, and I think this would be a fun way to meet some of our neighbors! Besides, I've got a tapas cookbook I've been itching to try out :)

  • Kimee SantiagoKimee Santiago

    I'm definitely doing this on my birthday as part of "relaunching" myself as an advocate of simple living. I'm a sales officer in a bank and my colleagues are all too ridiculously obsessed with stability and the high life.

  • Maria CarkagisMaria Carkagis

    A little bit left of the model you are suggesting, but close enough! We had a celebration of these sorts for Christmas 2010. We hosted a variety of couchsurfers during the year from periods of one night to ten nights. When they left our home, the offer was always made to return if they were in the area. As the year drew towards a close, more and more of them remained in touch and we put out the invitation to join us for Christmas. And join us they did - fifteen of them returned - with a couple of extras in tow. Eighteen in total for THE best shared, friend building time. None knew each other before that day - now, most of them remain in contact with us and each other! They stayed for three fantastic days, making it the most memorable Christmas for us since our children had flown the coop.

  • Nimisha AmbatiNimisha Ambati

    Great idea! I love themed/innovative dinner ideas. It is a little unclear on what the meal is. Does each dish have to contain less ingredients (excluding spices) than the guest list or the entire meal put together?

  • Rosalie MurphyRosalie Murphy

    I just scheduled mine! We're making spaghetti cacio e pepe with local cheese -- a super simple but delicious dish. Can't wait!

  • Rosalie MurphyRosalie Murphy

    I just scheduled mine! We're making spaghetti cacio e pepe with local cheese -- a super simple but delicious dish. Can't wait!

  • arctic123arctic123

    Great idea to share a simple meal together. To easily meet the challenge, cook from scratch [baking your own bread can be three ingredients - salt, yeast, flour - while buying, say wonder Bread is 29 ingredients]. Use the same ingredient in multiple dishes - as a flavor thread throughout the meal - and as a way to keep your ingredient list down. And then, tip the scales toward more people [30 or more] and invite people to come as they are.We do this every month at Eat for Equity events across the country, by organizing community feasts for other nonprofit causes. Good luck with the challenge and happy eating! Eatforequity.org

    • Jackie  PoinierJackie Poinier

      Lets say that fruits & veggies & grains are friends (ingredients) & spices are their personalities.

    • Jackie  PoinierJackie Poinier

      Lets say fruits and veggies and grains the friends (aka ingredients) & spices are their personalities.

    • Rochelle  BurgessRochelle Burgess

      i was wondering the same thing - anyone know? i'm planning to do this next week...

      • EatDrinkExploreEatDrinkExplore

        We never got a response Rochelle. We even reached out for a radio interview on the topic... but nothing. Too bad, because we think it's a great idea.

        • Diana AhrensDiana Ahrens

          Left you a message - give a call back and we're happy to set something up! Thanks for your interest and thrilled that you like the idea.

  • fiona.millar.5fiona.millar.5

    You could combine this with a cool cause - Eat So They Can - a global dinner party for a cause! Eat So They Can aims to fundraise and advocate for nutrition programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America - www.eatsotheycan.org