For the past 8 years, my wife and I have volunteered as cooks on one of the soup kitchen team's at our church, Our Lady Of Good Counsel, in Endicott. We wind up cooking for a group of people anywhere from 60 to 120. Not to mention feeding all the volunteers as well.

We have made such dishes as homemade pierogies, sausage with peppers and onions, kielbasa and sauerkraut, halupki casserole, goulash, and one time we even made Thanksgiving dinner. Each team at our church cooks five to six meals a year depending on how many teams have signed up for that year.

Probably the most raved about dinner we cook is my wife's homemade lasagna. It is the bomb or as young kids would say, it's lit. This past Friday we made lasagna for a room of over 100 people and the 20 volunteers. We made 5 trays of regular lasagna and two pans of a veggie lasagna with spinach. The lasagna was served with green beans, a salad, fruit cup, bread, and cake.

I like helping at the soup kitchen. The guests are very grateful, we're doing a great deed by feeding the hungry in our area, and you get a great feeling after you are done. Besides, it reminds me of my days of working in restaurants.

Enjoy the pictures below.