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Would You Join a Lunch Club?

I'm always talking about starting a Lunch Club — note to Sugar HQ: I'll do it someday, honest — where I organize lunch outings to various tasty eateries. However, I've never thought of starting a Lunch Club where people take turns making food for each other.

I recently discovered a Cooking Light article spotlighting the folks at Room and Board. Apparently they have a Healthy Lunch Club where folks cook for one another. Personally, I love the idea, but think it might create added stress in my life. I can barely find time to make my own lunch! Although, I'm sure once you get into the swing of it, it's probably pretty great. Homemade meals every day? How could you say no?

So tell me, what do you think of the Lunch Club idea? Is this something you'd want in your workplace?


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DCStar DCStar 9 years
I want to join the "Finer Things Club" from The Office!!!!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Both sound like a lot of fun and I'd be willing to try either. I love cooking for other people and also going out to eat as a group.
guinnevere guinnevere 9 years
i read the article in cooking light a couple years ago and started this at my office. we all take turns with my huge stash of cooking light magazines and make something for everyone fridays. it's awesome!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i'd join! maybe i'll start one too :) i have some friends that were in a dinner club for italian food. they did it for about a year and really enjoyed it. their kids were little though and when they had their 4th it was too much to cook and get ready for their turn to host everyone (about 20 people). it meet twice a month and one couple brought wine based on the food.
Marci Marci 9 years
I'd love the idea of this, but I could never manage this everyday. Maybe once a month, but other than that, I have enough trouble finding the time to eat lunch at work never mind make it for a lot of people!
Tami715 Tami715 9 years
I'm very picky about eating food other people have prepared... I don't know how clean their kitchen is, or if they washed their hands, so I wouldn't want to that kind of lunch club. Going out to new places once a week or so would be fun, though.
misslilad misslilad 9 years
my friends and i already do this. it's great way to have good food each day & try out new recipes. sometimes it doesn't turn out great butthat usually is only 1 day out of the 5. we tell each other if we don't think something worked so it's not made again. i will freely admit that tandori tempeh was not a good choice on my part. also if you have more than 5 members in your group, you can have a week off every now and then.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
my girlfriends and i did this a work. every day one of us would bring all the fixings and make lunch. it was great for awhile but soon got expensive as we got more and more creative. i think every other week would have been better.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
every week OR 2
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
i like both, but i wouldn't want to eat ALL of my friends cooking. i think the eating out club sounds like fun...once every week of 2 wouldn't be too pricey.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i think it's interesting, might be difficult to make lunch for a bunch of people, but i'm sure i could get used to it.
Food Food 9 years
oh my lunch club is only going to be every couple of weeks or so. the prices downtown are so expensive! $8 for two pieces of bread and cheese? Whaat?
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
I would be in for the at work option. But I think having it every day would get a little tiresome. (I usually have leftovers to use up at lunchtime.) But I'd be all for having Potluck Fridays!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Yum, when you first talked about having a lunch club, I totally thought it was the kind where one person makes lunch for a group of people. As much as I would love to go out to lunch everyday, I simply cant afford it.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I am so wierd about food, I have to know whats in it (history of ED's) Plus i have strange tastes, and not many people have my palate.
hex913 hex913 9 years
While both sound like loads of fun I voted no for both for two reasons: 1) For the home-made option I am an extremely picky eater and would end up not eating quite a bit of what people brought. I really wouldn't want to offend anyone so I'd just opt out. 2) For eating out, I love trying new places but this costs A LOT of money, and it would end up being unhealthy to eat out so much.
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
I like the idea of trying new restaurants.
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