Assalamu-alaikum (peace be upon you) fellow readers,

After being blessed with really warm weather (for October) for the past few weeks, the temperature has begun to dip south a bit. Fortunately this afternoon, our youth activity involved staying indoors next to a hot stove ensuring that we would stay nice and warm! During our Halalapalooza 2013 Program in June and July, our youth executed a unique community service activity not tried before. We visited guests at the Lafayette Transitional Housing to prepare dinner. However, instead of preparing the standard one-dish meal, we decided to spruce up our dinner service by turning it into a restaurant. Our younger youth transformed into servers taking orders from our guests while our older youth worked hard in the kitchen preparing dishes to send out to the sitting area. As we receive lots of positive feedback, we decided why not open up another restaurant (with a more ambitious menu) tonight? How did our second Restaurant Hope turn out? Well by the pictures below, it was quite successful we think:

Our mentors divvy up car assignments to our excited youngsters.

Our mentors divvy up car assignments to our excited youngsters. Mujtaba has had a long day and needs to sit his tired legs it appears…

Chef Bassim wastes no time as he begins to prepare his famous spaghetti and meatballs dish under the careful watch of head chef, Br. Ihsan!

Chef Bassim wastes no time as he begins to prepare his famous spaghetti and meatballs dish under the careful watch of head chef, Br. Ihsan!

 

Restaurant Hope's updated menu...hmm Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken Manchurian, or Fried Chicken, what should we choose?

Restaurant Hope’s updated menu…hmm Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chicken Manchurian, or Fried Chicken, what should we choose?

 

May we take your order?

May we take your order?

 

Muhammad takes an order from one of our Restaurant Hope visitors.

Muhammad takes an order from one of our Restaurant Hope visitors.

 

Nurideen serves fruit punch to a grateful guest.

Nurideen serves fruit punch to a grateful guest.

 

Shujath carries a plate of food to a hungry guest. The garlic bread behind Shujath looks a muy delicoso!

Shujath carries a plate of food to a hungry guest. The garlic bread behind Shujath looks a muy delicoso!

 

Abdelrahman and Mustafa depart the kitchen with food as Bassim provides last minute directions...go HERE!

Abdelrahman and Mustafa depart the kitchen with food as Bassim provides last minute directions…go HERE!

 

After a successful dinner service, our youth take a moment to pray Asr before...

After a successful dinner service, our youth take a moment to pray Asr before…

 

Br. Sohail leads a group of youth on an energy-charging sprint to the finish line. Who do you think won the race?

Br. Sohail leads a group of youth on an energy-charging sprint to the finish line. Who do you think won the race?

After a wonderful dinner service, our hungry youth sit down to enjoy dinner together.

After a wonderful dinner service, our hungry youth sit down to enjoy dinner together.

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