[Homestead] Social Groups and Food
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DSanner106 at aol.com
Tue Nov 18 17:43:07 EST 2008
I have performed this duty for a club in the past and have a few
suggestions. Pasta is inexpensive and can be varied . Spaghetti
and garlic bread is very cheap and hardly anyone does not like it.
It is also not hard or expensive to make a chicken alfredo. You can do
a pasta with vegetable etc as well. Another inexpensive idea I would
use is a baked potato bar. I would just bake enough to meet my maximum
and any leftover potatoes I used to make into twice baked potatoes and freeze
them for later. On the potato bar I would offer chili and have a few bowls
anyone who didn't want a potato. I also watched the sales before thanksgiving
and would buy a few turkeys when they got really cheap. As low as 25 cents a
In a message dated 11/18/2008 5:29:48 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
mogrits at gmail.com writes:
Two topics discussed here of late... Here's a segue. I belong to a
social group and one of the duties of my present office is to prepare
a meal for our meetings.
Planning the meal is usually the most difficult aspect, as I can
normally enlist help with preparation. Does anyone else perform a
similar function or have any suggestions? The challenges are numerous,
at least with our group- we can never plan on attendance and it may
vary between 14 men or 40. It has to be inexpensive. Money is
collected on an honor basis, with a jar at the head of the line. Many
of our older members drop in a couple ones, and some of the more
worldly set may toss in a fivespot. Sometimes we don't recover food
costs. The meetings are lunar based, approximately once a month, and I
try to vary the menu seasonally.
Tonight I'm stewing up a vegetable beef soup using browned ground
beef, crushed tomatoes and most every vegetable in our freezer. It's
coming along pretty well. We'll just have the soup with soda crackers.
I've done a breakfast before, of bacon, sausage, grits and scrambled
eggs and that's relatively inexpensive and popular. In my recollection
I haven't resorted to boiling hotdogs yet.
Anyone have any ideas?
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