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We live in complicated times. Let's make supper simpler. This month cook a Friday night dinner where the meal contains fewer ingredients than names on your guest list. We're calling it "Fewer Fridays." Even better, make this a one-pot meal with thoughtfully sourced, real food—we're not telling you it has to be local and organic, but you get the picture. Then, post your recipe, pics, and Story!

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Stories (5)

  • Kelly Browne

    Friday night dinner party of 10, make your own pizza with 1) dough 2) marinara sauce 3) pesto 4) mushrooms 5) broccoli 6) spinach 7) onion 8) pepperoni 9) cheese and 10) salad (does salad count as an ingredient?). Three doughs and my friends turned the menu into a competition. Mediterranean vs. Stuffed Crust vs. The Original Margarita. Three winning pizzas. Round II comin' up.

  • Zakiah Omar

    Our first truly GOOD dinner is going to be on a Saturday. And the guest list is less than the ingredients. We are going to get there.

  • Kimee Santiago

    I'm definitely doing this on my birthday as part of "relaunching" myself as an advocate of simple living. I'm a sales officer in a bank and my colleagues are all too ridiculously obsessed with stability and the high life.

  • Maria Carkagis

    A little bit left of the model you are suggesting, but close enough! We had a celebration of these sorts for Christmas 2010. We hosted a variety of couchsurfers during the year from periods of one night to ten nights. When they left our home, the offer was always made to return if they were in the area. As the year drew towards a close, more and more of them remained in touch and we put out the invitation to join us for Christmas. And join us they did - fifteen of them returned - with a couple of extras in tow. Eighteen in total for THE best shared, friend building time. None knew each other before that day - now, most of them remain in contact with us and each other! They stayed for three fantastic days, making it the most memorable Christmas for us since our children had flown the coop.

  • Rosalie Murphy

    I just scheduled mine! We're making spaghetti cacio e pepe with local cheese -- a super simple but delicious dish. Can't wait!