As I mentioned in another thread, Calvary Baptist here in Salt Lake City is celebrating its 117th anniversary this year. Part of the celebration was a lunch for the congregation, maybe a couple hundred folks. I made a pot of gravy. A BIG pot of gravy. What I had to work with was the drippings and trimmings from various roasts and such. A great base, oh so tasty, but it had chunks of onion, meat and such. No problem, a quick whir in the blender or a food processor and gravy as smooth as silk, thick and rich. Turns out the church does not have a blender or processor. I want to get them one. I'm once again unemployed, or I'd just go out and buy one myself, write off the $150 or $200 as a charitable contribution. Since I don't have the money, I'll need to resort to other tactics. I could use some ideas as to how to best go about procuring a decent machine for the church. One thought I just had was to offer a private dinner for two, or maybe 4 people for $200 - $300 dollars, with the purchaser knowing that the money is all going for the food processor and the ingredients, my cut would be 0.00% Any innovative, sure fire ideas? mjb.