Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 31. Nine to Noon. Eat good food and support Faith in Action

Say bye-bye 2012 with a belly full of yummy local food. Wake up, stretch, gather your family together and meet friends at Chelsea Community Fairgrounds to support Faith in Action. Yellow Door is open and delighted to serve you!

Monday, December 31 
9 to Noon
Chelsea Fairgrounds
$15 donation per breakfast suggested
All proceeds benefit Faith In Action

*checks may be made directly to Faith in Action*

(We're also collecting paper bags, canned goods,
non-perishable items to donate to Faith in Action.)

Yellow Door New Year's Eve Breakfast Menu:

1) Paul Cousins Signature: two poached eggs on country toast rounds with creamed leek sauce, maple glazed bacon and a side of Michigan winter greens

2) Yellow Door favorite: Blueberry bread pudding with pork sausage links and famous Tantre Farm shredded kale, beet and carrot slaw

3) Red Quinoa salad with shaved Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes and a plain yogurt parfait with Michigan blueberry compote and homemade granola

Drinks: coffee, tea and milk

Thank you farmers, volunteers and underwriters!

All of Yellow Door New Year's Eve breakfast proceeds benefit Faith in Action, you say? Yes -- thanks to local volunteers and these awesome businesses:

* The Common Grill -- eat here for great food
* Susan Jacobs, CPA, P.C. -- hire Sue to get your taxes done right
* Raymond Howe, D.D.S., M.S. -- go here for straight, pearly whites

Thank you, Larry and Stephanie Doll and the Chelsea Fair board of directors, for making the event location possible.

Thank you food team: Jane Pacheco of, Paul Cousins, Jen Alford, Melissa Johnson, Dennis Crawley and Deb Lentz

Local food sources (purchased through Back Forty Acres, Calder Dairy, Eden Foods, Ernst Farms, Great Harvest Bread Company of Ann Arbor, Greystone Creamery, Hammberberg Garden, Iceni Tea, Kelly Farm, Mighty Good Coffee, Pleasant Lane Farm, Tantre Farm, Terry B's and Thomas Creamery

Thank you breakfast workers: Tracey Weir, Marijane Nelson, Janice Ortbring, Todd Ortbring, Janet Kuras, Jim Randolph, Mary Randolph, Marie Stanyar, Julia Porter, Sharon Kegerreis

Monday, December 17, 2012

Invite friends to Yellow Door's New Year's Eve breakfast

(Wow, two postings in one night. I've tripled the postings for 2012!)

Recently, I attended a holiday gathering and Yellow Door came up and, specifically, the topic of the upcoming New Year's Eve breakfast. A handful of ladies were keen to learn more about Yellow Door and, it made me think... there are many people who missed Yellow Door's heyday... and, therefore, may miss these every-so-often, truly amazing breakfast fundraisers.

So, Yellow Door friends, let's spread the word, shout the news, tweet, post, share, instagram, get the picture.

Together, let's raise a ton of money for Faith in Action at Yellow Door's New Year's Eve breakfast (9 to noon @ Chelsea fairgrounds).

Savor Local Foods for Faith in Action on December 31

Hi Yellow Door friends!

We're cooking up a scrumptious local breakfast on December 31 to help our friends at Faith in Action

Please join us at the Chelsea Fairgrounds  from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Thanks to the support of Common Grill, Susan Jacobs, CPA, and Dr. Raymond Howe, all Yellow Door proceeds on New Year's Eve benefit Faith in Action.

Mark your calendar now to ensure you don't miss a delicious morning feast and the opportunity to support families in need in our community and the surrounding region. 

The menu will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Merry Gathering for New Year's Eve Breakfast

The Chelsea Depot gained a little help from its friends on New Year's Eve. More than 100 community members from Chelsea, Ann Arbor and the surrounding area gathered to toast the New Year and eat a scrumptious Yellow Door breakfast. The morning glow was generated from the good company that came together for yummy food and to raise money to help refurbish the "must go" flooring at The Chelsea Depot.

The breakfast after-glow was the $2,500 raised at the breakfast, prepared and cooked by Judy Radant of Ellie's Chelsea. Steve Radant and son were also on hand to keep the dishes flowing into the lovely sitting area of the depot. There were many helping hands that aided in prep work, serving, beverages, decorations and welcoming guests. Thank you to all who provided assistance!

We also thank the breakfast sponsors, Chelsea State Bank and The Common Grill, for their generous support in underwriting the cost of breakfast!

As I hung up my apron on my way out the depot door, I overhead the possibility of a Yellow Door Valentine Breakfast. Now, wouldn't that be sweet?