A few weeks ago I hosted a Prep-Your-Own dinner party. My colleagues are lovely people and I wanted to see them in a happy, festive environment outside the stressors of the emergency department. As Director of Wellness I also wanted to introduce some healthy, delicious home cooking. I bought all of the ingredients, assembled nine easy to follow recipes, and split people into groups. Elbows hit, knives flashed, wine was poured and laughter ensued. I quickly ran out of kitchen counter space and cutting boards, but we medical people are pretty innovative and resilient and we all made do with what we had. What we ended up with was a nutritious, tasty multi-course meal, time together, connection and storytelling. I’m already looking forward to the next one. Why not do the same with your group?