MESH Report 11/27/18

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From Captain Sarah Kravits:

This past Tuesday night, 24 guests came out of the wind and found a warm welcome and a hot meal ready for them at the Carol Starr MESH Cafe at Shomrei.

Cooks Barbara Lesser and Carolyn Lack put together a delicious dinner of tomato soup and bread, roasted tilapia with butter sauce, house made cole slaw, roasted farm fresh fall root vegetables and squashes, and banana nut bread and pineapple, with some able on-the-spot assistance from Aileen Grossberg. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe May 24, 2018

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Announcement

The family of the late Carol Starr, a longtime member of Shomrei, has made a generous donation to our MESH Cafe which will help us to sustain our program.  Henceforth, we will be known as the Carol Starr MESH Cafe.

Report from Captain Sara Kravits:

Shomrei’s Carol Starr MESH Cafe welcomed 23 appreciative guests on a cool spring evening. Carolyn Lack and Barbara Lesser prepared a delicious meal of carrot and pea soup with crunchy onion crisps on top, multigrain French bread with butter, baked salmon with strawberry sauce, bulgur with sauteed multicolored peppers, and roasted broccoli and carrots, with cheesecake and grapes for dessert (we gladly repurposed some Shavuot leftovers for the vegetables and dessert). Continue reading

Mesh Cafe Dec 12, 2017

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Shomrei welcomed 23 guests at the MESH cafe this chilly, damp evening. Chef Arden Epstein came up with a cozy meal of deviled eggs with carrot and celery sticks, mediterranean fish stew with carrots and potatoes, fresh bread, and carrots and grapes for dessert. Sous chef Meredith Barringer assisted along with Elana and Margalit. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe June 27, 2017

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From Captain Sarah Kravits:

Shomrei welcomed 20 guests for the last MESH meal of the season before we break for summer. Chefs Sarita Eisenberg and Sarah Steindel prepared a delicious meal, starting with a mixed green salad with hearts of palm and corn served with bread, a main course of honey balsamic chicken served with herbed pasta and green beans mixed with sautéed mushrooms and onions, and finally a dessert of sorbet with cookies and strawberries. When Captain Sarah Kravits announced the menu, the guests applauded — they consistently appreciate the food we serve at Shomrei! Continue reading

Mesh Cafe May 9, 2017

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From Captain Sarah Kravits:

JLC Night at MESH was a success! Captain Sarah Kravits, Cook Aimee Brooks, and Cook’s Helper Karen Greenwald put together a warm and filling meal for a chilly spring night, with the help of several excellent sous-chefs from the JLC. The first course was a flatbread with roasted mushrooms, peppers, and Mexican cheese. Next up was the main course of spinach lasagna, mixed green salad, and whole wheat challah rolls. The meal ended with ice cream sundaes, cookies, and brownies. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe Apr 25, 2017

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From Captain Sarah Kravits:

On a chilly, rainy Tuesday night, Shomrei’s MESH cafe provided a warm welcome to 15 guests. Chefs Sarah Steindel and Sarita Eisenberg worked with captain Sarah Kravits to make it a “team of Sarahs” night. Sarah and Sarita prepared a tasty meal of a mixed multicolor salad, buttered bread, Dijon chicken breasts, potato spinach casserole, and roasted carrots and broccoli, with fruit salad, wafers, and chocolate covered pretzels for dessert. Kudos to our chefs for repurposing potatoes and spinach that were in the refrigerator. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe Feb 28, 2017

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From Captain Sarah Kravits:

On this last night of February, Shomrei’s MESH cafe welcomed 25 guests (the tables were set for 24, but we were able to serve the 25th guest downstairs). Chefs Sarita Eisenberg and Sarah Steindel created a lovely meal of chopped salad with farro served with bread, baked chicken with fresh rosemary lemon marinade, roasted carrots and broccoli, rice, and a dessert of fruit salad and cookies. One vegetarian guest was served vegetable lo mein instead of chicken. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe Dec 27, 2016

MESH 2016 dec 27From Captain Sarah Kravits:

On a fairly balmy (for December) evening this past Tuesday, Shomrei hosted 24 MESH guests while also housing IHN families for the week. Chef Aileen Grossberg cooked up a double batch of dinner to serve both groups, starting with a warming minestrone with parmesan and fusilli, then a mixed green salad, followed by a main course of salmon with brown sugar glaze accompanied by roasted carrots, peppers, and purple onions along with rolls. A Hanukkah treat of latkes with applesauce and sour cream rounded out the meal, which ended with a dessert of tuxedo chocolate mousse cake with fruit. Guests appreciated the Hanukkah blessings and menorah lighting and greatly enjoyed the meal. There was plenty, and some leftovers went home with our guests. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe May 3, 2016

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From Captain Sara Kravitz:

On a misty cool May evening, Shomrei’s MESH team served a tasty meal to 24 guests. Chef John Lasiter, ably supported by sous chefs Jerilyn Margulies and Deanna London as well as teen volunteers Louis and Max, prepared a menu of green salad and challah, paprika roasted chicken with roasted chick peas and cherry tomatoes, and chocolate matzah peanut clusters. Continue reading

Mesh Cafe Mar 8, 2016

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From Mesh Co-Chair Lynne Kurzweil:

On a Spring-like evening, 26 guests gathered at Shomrei’s MESH Café. Chef Arden Epstein prepared a nutritious vegetarian meal of cheese, crackers and vegetables, followed by a green salad. The main course was vegetable strata with edamame spaghetti with garlic sauce accompanied by Italian bread. Cappuccino mousse, one of Arden’s specialities, was served for dessert along with cookies. (Look for the recipe in the next Shomrei Cooks column) Arden , as usual, sent each guest home with a bag containing nutritious non perishables consisting of a granola bar, cheese stick and Clementine. In keeping with our attempt to not be wasteful, Arden made use of sliced cheese and crackers from the pantry and cookies, tomatoes and cucumbers left from the weekend bat mitzvah. Continue reading