I’m hosting Take It Bake It later this month, which is sort of like a Soup Swap, only not with soup. There has been some disagreement regarding whether it should be called Take It Bake It or Bake it Take It Bake It, because invariably there will be dishes that require baking before bringing them to the swap. In that case, I’d probably have to call it Make It Bake It Take It Bring It Home Bake It, which seems like sort of a mouthful.
Anyway. The theme is Dinner Party, so people will be cooking something in mass quantity, freezing it, then bringing it to TIBI to trade it for many other yummy things. This time invitees also have to bring some of their Thing already baked, so people can actually taste everything before the swap starts.
Here are the things I’m thinking about making, just to give you an idea of what’s in the running (and how much you might need to make, and how to bring it, if you’re coming):
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies, portioned out with an ice cream scoop, frozen on baking sheets, and portioned into bags (18 cookies/bag)
Mac & Cheese with Guanciale, put into little foil ramekins as appetizer portions, wrapped in plastic, frozen, and bagged 6 to a big zip-topper
Homemade Gnocchi, frozen first on a baking sheet, then in individual portions in small zip-top bags
Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls with Blood Orange Glaze, rolled and frozen and brought in 6 foil pie plates.
Get it? Think of the whole menu. Frozen spanikopita for hors d’oeuvres, frozen mini chocolate souffles for dessert. Et cetera. I suppose if you’re feeling lazy (or generous) you could just bring six bottles of wine, because hey, every dinner party needs a beverage.
I can’t wait.