Sure, you might live in Brooklyn now, with your bird tattoos and your freelance design job, but there was a time—a time that you don’t like to talk about—when you lived in the Midwest, perhaps as a child. And in that time, you loved to eat the quintessential Midwestern mom dish: casseroles. Don’t be ashamed. Revel in your love of the one-pot dish: the flaky crust, the hearty filling, the cheesy topping. Then take that love and show the world you’re not afraid at the 7th annual Casserole Party, October 24 at the Brooklyn Kitchen.

Casserole-weaned organizer Emily Farris has even written a book about the subject, called, unsurprisingly, Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff For Your Oven, so don’t come packing canned tuna and noodles. 25 teams have registered so far, and there’s still room for more, which means there will be a lot of casserole. Previous entries have included things like “Orgasmac + Cheese,” made with five cheeses and panko breadcrumbs, and a Greenpoint-inspired kielbasa casserole.

Entry is free, but you must enter a casserole to attend the party (see all rules and regulations here), though the event is a fundraiser for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, so bring your dollar bills to get get gluttonous for a good cause. Interested casserole cookers should get in touch with Farris ASAP at