Welcome to the our weekly newsletter
The MACC Minute for December 17, 2020. We hope it will inspire you to get involved.
News from our Food Pantry
These two weeks leading up to Christmas Day are made up of sugar and spice and blessings so nice! As the donations come in, our busy volunteer elves are diligently packing grocery bags and holiday baskets so our families will be smiling with delight. A huge shout out to our community for helping us make holidays magical for our families!
MACC sees miracles, not astonishing to the human eyes or spine-tingling physical events you hear about in the news. The miracles we see are quiet, subtle and generous, but have the same effect on the heart as the more familiar description of “miracles”. We see deliberate acts of kindness, coming at unexplainable times to ease someone else’s suffering.
Director of Services
There have been many challenges and adaptations in 2020. The Joy of Community Sharing season has MACC staff and volunteers in full swing to ensure every family we serve has food and warmth surrounding them. Although this is no different from any other year, this year we are showing those we serve, our spirits are filled with kindness and laughter.
Chef Ferdinand Cruz
MACC’s Community Kitchen
Have you had the chance of trying Coquito?
“Little Coconut” translated in Spanish, it’s a traditional Christmas drink that originated in Puerto Rico. The coconut-based alcoholic beverage is similar to eggnog, sometimes being called the Puerto Rican Eggnog. The recipe is super simple and quite delicious. A little bit goes a long way, so be sure to sip, not guzzle!
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups (1 15 oz can) cream of coconut (like Coco Lopez)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup white Don Q rum (any brand rum works, I prefer Moms choice with Don Q)
(Cinnamon sticks for garnish)
Puree all of the ingredients together and allow to chill prior to tasting. (Good luck with that part)
Volunteers are the heart of MACC
Since the beginning of this pandemic we have truly been blessed! Dedicated volunteers new and original have come in multiple times a week. Their help has ensured the community we serve has food for their families, as well as a beautiful lunch when needed. The fluidity of our volunteers to move between departments has been the key to our success!
Outreach Case Worker
Each day I set out with a purpose. Purpose to make a positive difference in someone’s life. Working with individuals in the community gives me the opportunity to Make the Difference. Assisting individuals with direction, services, and guidance towards a positive outcome can change the course of life they are heading down. “We rise by lifting others” by Robert Ingersoll
Bistro On Main
CHRISTMAS MEALS TO GO FROM BISTRO ON MAIN!!!!!
This year we will be featuring the following items for pick up 5:00pm to closing (8PM) on WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23RD
CALL TO RESERVE YOUR PACKAGE TODAY (860) 432-5267 we are accepting reservations through Tuesday December 22nd close of business but this deal may sell out quickly.
BALSAMIC GLAZED BRUSSLES SPROUTS WITH CRANBERRIES $3.99 PER PERSON
ROSEMARY GLAZED CARROTS $3.99 PER PERSON
BUTTERY RED BLISS MASHED POTATOES $3.99 PER PERSON
ROASTED TURKEY WITH SAGE & CIDER GRAVY $12.99 PER PERSON
YANKEE POT ROAST WITH RED WINE DEMI GLACE $12.99 PER PERSON
CHOCOLATE MOUSE TARTLETS & APPLE PIE TARTLETS $3 A PIECE
PACKAGE DEALS: CHOICE OF ONE MEAT, ONE OF EVERY SIDE, AND 1 CHOICE OF PIE PER PERSON $24.99 PER PERSON
ALL MEALS WILL BE FULLY COOKED, COOLED & SERVED IN OVEN SAFE CONTAINERS. MEALS CAN ALSO BE TAKEN OUT OF CONTAINERS & HEATED BY METHOD OF STOVE TOP OR MICROWAVE.
Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos