How to Succeed at Dessert Auctions Without Really Trying*

The fundraiser Dessert Auction is a simple concept.  First you eat your $9 ($5 for kids 12 and under) fundraiser Chicken Dinner, sitting on folding chairs in the church Fellowship Hall.  Then an auction caller introduces the desserts that you can bid on to eat.  Fundraising youth parade the desserts up and down the Fellowship Hall catwalk as the caller collects higher … Continue reading How to Succeed at Dessert Auctions Without Really Trying*

Chai la Luna

(The title is a Godfather-geek reference to the dirty song that Mama Corleone sings in the wedding scene of Godfather I – possibly the best scene in all of film.) The first time I ever heard of chai, that spicy tea-milk drink that soothes my soul, was in an Indian restaurant in Chicago. My big family had ordered … Continue reading Chai la Luna