On Friday night Albany John, Slick, and I went to St John’s Episcopal in Troy, NY. It’s right down the road from Russell Sage College. Albany John and I have been going to their thrift store on Saturday mornings (9 am – 12 pm) with some frequency lately, and noticed a sign up that the members of the church were putting out a cook book and were having a tasting on Friday night.
So we three headed over there and tried some samples of their dishes. We got there around 7 pm ish, a little on the later side. We were all definitely the youngest ones in the room by a decade or so. The Father was really nice and welcoming, but we definitely got some “Hey, who are those people?” looks. Slick and I might go there for Christmas Eve services, and Albany John might tag along as well.
Some of the food I got. The utensils in the little napkin were adorably twee. Smaller than gelato spoons, even! Sooo tiny! Cute! I also got to try hot dog casserole, which was pretty much just sauerkraut and hot dogs, but so freaking good. Yum!
St John’s thrift shop is great – they’ve got wonderfully low prices on everything. You can pay $3 and get a brown paper bag and fill it up with as much as you can fit in in one room of clothing, etc. I also got a spiffy winter coat for $3! It’s very fitted and looks brand new. St John’s has also helped supply my cabinets with glassware. They’re really neat to check out and you can really get a good deal there.
On Saturday mornings they also give out free bread from Panera. They collect it the night before and you can take what you’d like.