The speakers were Greg & Matt Basham. Matt is a Cystic Fibrosis patient and Greg is his dad. It was really great to hear this teen speak from the heart about how much the advances in the search for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis have meant to him and his family. Without these advances, Matt would likely not be alive.
Another moving story from the evening was that of the Brady family. They have lost three children to Cystic Fibrosis – one at age 8 and two others at the age of 37 each. They’re so resilient and giving. One of the items up for auction that night was dinner in their home – to meet with them and find out more about their story.
Fresh Sausage Specialists provided the bratwurst for the Shakshuka & Rilletes appetizer. This reminded me of a french brunch dish I had years ago in Denver. They had marinara with sausage and eggs which is pretty similar to this. There’s a little quail egg (I think it’s quail) on the top. Nobody else at the table liked this but it was my favorite. I’m sharing the recipe at the end of this post.
Birchwood Foods provided the Red Onion patties for the Schwarma Sliders. These sliders had creme fraiche as well as a cucumber onion mixture on the side. This was probably the most liked course at our table.
We also had Braised Lamb Volcano Shank with Lamb Shank from Sugar Creek Packing. This was fine but it was a bit dry and the couscous was pretty bland.