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June 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm #44489RobParticipant@bort-bitterbeer
Another Weekender down. A couple meals didn’t go off as planned but others went wonderfull.
I know as I’m doing these meals I come up with new ones or think of stuff as I’m running into problems or things are going good. That and the Tavern help has throw in some ideas also as they see how things work.
Once again I’m bummping this thread to see if anyone else has some new menu ideas.
I thought up a few more items that I have added.
RobJune 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm #44491herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
It seems that Mashed Potatoes might be something we could actually do (with the sweedish meatballs, seeing that we’ve had a pretty large number of people offer to help with all the cooking.
Just a thought, cuz they are delicious.
MikeJune 19, 2012 at 12:32 am #44924RobParticipant@bort-bitterbeerherogoeth wrote:It seems that Mashed Potatoes might be something we could actually do (with the sweedish meatballs, seeing that we’ve had a pretty large number of people offer to help with all the cooking.
Just a thought, cuz they are delicious.
And leftovers make wonderfull potato cakes the next morning. :woohoo:June 19, 2012 at 3:57 am #44926SitkaParticipant@the-nameless-one
Sandwich bars are really the best option for saturday lunch. Or really anything cold but hearty.
Please no pork/sausages, or if you really must, please please have an alternate option available — I’d like to eat lunch if I’m paying for it!June 19, 2012 at 9:02 am #44492BeccaParticipant@selphiebaka
Something like egg salad sandwiches would be tasty for lunch. I also fully support potato salad. Can has more potato salad.
~beccaJune 19, 2012 at 10:52 am #44944AngeParticipant@slavegirlThe Nameless One wrote:Please no pork/sausages, or if you really must, please please have an alternate option available — I’d like to eat lunch if I’m paying for it!
If it makes you feel any better, at the time that Rob and I purchased food, we thought you weren’t coming (based on your comments on the board), so you weren’t ignored or anything. I’m glad you showed up, for sure, but I think that may have been the problem?
Also, I think there may have been other food available if you asked nicely? My stomach was too upset for tacos, so I had a roll and cheese and what not instead. It may not be a full meal, but there’s no reason to starve. :]
AngJune 19, 2012 at 11:07 am #44962SitkaParticipant@the-nameless-one
When we saw the menu and my question was ignored, we bought lunch to bring up (pre-ragequit), because my request was totally ignored.
I concur on the potato salad and also LOVE all pasta salad ever.June 19, 2012 at 11:46 am #44963AngeParticipant@slavegirl
Oh, sorry! I didn’t notice timelines/etc. :v /fail
Potato and egg salad are both hard to do en mass because they both require good refrigeration (as both are extremely prone to bacteria).
I think sandwiches are legit.June 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm #44964ShadowParticipant@shadow-merchant
cooler corn on the cob. (boil water, put corn in a cooler, pour hot water over corn, close lid. By the time you re ready to eat open cooler and the corn is perfectly cooked. I did 100 ears and they worked wonderfully)
Super Salad bar
i have a smoker we could pre-smoke a couple chickens. They are great cold for sandwiches or salads. Would make an easy Friday night dinner.June 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm #44493Paul IversonParticipant@paul_iverson3000
I was a huge fan of the taco bar. It was easy for people to get in, get out, eat PLENTY of food and then move on to the roleplay, etc. The great thing about bar style meals is that all the prep work can be done well in advance. Sometimes even before the event even starts. Here are some other bar style meals:
Egg Omelet- Get a quart plastic freezer bag. Place X eggs into the bag along with a tiny bit of milk and all the random bits of extra you want in your omelet. Mix really well. Put your name on the bag with a sharpee. Throw bag into boiling water for 10 minutes. Pull out. Take Omelet out of bag. Enjoy!
Potato Bar- Baked potatoes are pretty easy to do, if you have a camp fire going. Like wise you can precook all the potatoes before the event starts and then just warm them up at a fire or on a grill. Then you give players a potato and lets them load it up with toppings.
Crepe Bar- Crepes are awesome. You can make so many with so little ingredients. And they are easy to store and freeze to use for later. Make a breakfast bar with crepes in mind. Fresh Fruit, Whipped Cream, etc. yum!
Chili Bar- People forget you can put so much into chili to make it even better.
Taco Bar- But be already did one…
I am sure there are other bars out there that we could think of. But those are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head. Just putting in my monies for ideas.
PaulJune 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm #44966SitkaParticipant@the-nameless-oneShadow Merchant wrote:cooler corn on the cob.
Super Salad bar
i have a smoker we could pre-smoke a couple chickens. They are great cold for sandwiches or salads.
Mm, all of these things! Yum!June 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm #44494KariParticipant@kari
I would love to provide an extra grill to make gluten free/regular crepes! They’re basically pancakes that you can pile things on and eat, even if they get cold. Nothing makes a better breakfast than a generous helping of Nutella and bacon on a crepe. It’s much more hands-free than pancakes, too, and as a bonus, they cook MUCH fasterJune 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm #44969herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
A friend of mine spend an hour the other day cooking a massive stack of 60 or so crepes while slicing up Strawberries and Bananas, and brought them all in to work. The awesome thing about crepes is that you can eat them cold, or reheat them very easily and have people put whatever toppings/fillings they like.
We could make a TON of them very cheaply for breakfast (bacon & egg breakfast crepes) on Saturday Morning, and then use the rest of them for desert (Nutella, peanut butter, & fruit) on Saturday Night.
Sooooooo good.June 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm #44967AngeParticipant@slavegirlPaul_Iverson3000 wrote:The great thing about bar style meals is that all the prep work can be done well in advance. Sometimes even before the event even starts.
The only difficulty with that is Rob can’t buy food until just before the event because he needs to know how much to buy. At this last event, for example, 3 people were added and 2 dropped on Friday evening; when we returned from purchasing for 30, we were told there were about 35 eating. (In the time it took us to purchase, 7 people showed up to eat who hadn’t signed up for food).
I’m not trying to be negative here. These ideas are awesome and some of them might be the best thing to happen to Mythic! I just want to make sure people are brainstorming as many ideas as possible that fit within our unfortunate restrictions. :]
AngJune 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm #44495BeccaParticipant@selphiebaka
i love spinach salad, mmm nom nom spinach.
~BeccaJune 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm #44972herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Good Point, Ang. Totally true.
I also think that the more solid confirmations that we get for food, the better food can be (since we won’t have to worry about spending too much money or not buying enough).
That is also one of the reasons that crepes are great, though. Crepes themselves are crazy cheap to make, and they can be used for a variety of savory/sweet options. We can make gluten free crepes easily as well, and use the left overs for desert/sunday breakfast too.
(Avid Crepe Supporter Since December of 1983)
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