New Haven (WTNH) - TEAM’s mission is to connect individuals and families withsolutions that lead to well-being, self-sufficiency and fullparticipation in the community. TEAM enables families of lessereconomic means to live more effectively through advocacy and directservices like Early Education (Head Start, School Readiness &Child Daycare) Meals-on-Wheels, Energy Assistance, EvictionPrevention, Toys for Tots and Asset Savings programs.
In 2008, TEAM sponsored the agency’s first majorfundraiser Men Who Cook. Last year’s event was a majorsuccess. Over 400 community members attended and the event raisedover $27,000 in support of TEAM programs. The funds were necessaryto continue critical services needed by the elderly and low-incomeclients we serve. This year we find the financial need even greaterthan last year due to the harsh economic climate and the severeimpact we witness daily with our clients.
On Saturday, March 21, 2009, TEAM will be hosting their 2ndAnnual Men Who Cook Fundraiser at Warsaw Park in Ansonia from 6:00P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Ticket donations are $50.00. The evening willconsist of a silent auction, dancing and buffet of culinary dishesprepared by 50 male volunteer chefs. Based on the event’ssuccess last year, we are looking forward to exceeding our goal of$30.000. Visit TEAM's website at www.teaminc.org.
Arroz con Pollo Serves 6-8
2 cups uncooked rice
¼ cup olive oil
4.5 cup chicken broth
2 cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped white onion
5 cloves chopped garlic
2 pepperonis sliced
4 large chicken breasts cut into fingers
1 tablespoon paprika
28 ounces roasted red peppers cut in pieces
1 package frozen baby peas
Brown chicken with salt, pepper and paprika
Heat chicken broth
Lightly sauté rice with onion, garlic, and celery 3-4minutes in olive oil
Mix Broth, pepperoni, chicken, celery, roasted peppers,onions and rice in flat roasting pan
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook covered 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours or until rice iscooked
Add peas 10 minutes prior to rice being complete.
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