EMM Volunteer, Brenda Underwood

Posted on 03/24/2015

1.How long have you been a volunteer with EMM?

Started cooking in Dec. 2003 & still cooking.  So much fun working with other volunteers and knowing so many wonderful people will receive a delicious hot meal.  When I first started cooking, we prepared about 60 meals.  Today, we normally prepare about 185 meals to be delivered.

Brenda Underwood2. What is your favorite meal to cook and why?

I’m really not crazy about cooking but I would say Meatloaf, so we can have leftovers.  I’d rather have someone cook for me……get ready to sign me up for Mobile Meals.

3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what two items would you want to have with you?

I’m sure a good bottle of wine & and a great book.  Hope I’m never in that situation because I wouldn’t have anyone to “talk” with & everyone knows how I like to talk.

4. If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?

Road Runner….I always have to be in a hurry to get everything done “fast”.


5. What is your favorite, or funniest moment cooking meals at EMM?

Years ago I always “sealed” the meals (others didn’t like to).  I wasn’t able to cook one day & my two cooking partners couldn’t figure out the sealer & ended up breaking it.  I was told after that I had to be there to seal, no more missing.  We three still laugh about that.

6. What is your favorite family meal tradition?

Having a family holiday champagne brunch in our home!