I tell you what. A girl asks for a little advice and help around here…and she gets it. Thank you SO much for all of your wonderful meal suggestions for this week!!
If you missed this post then please go read it for this to all make sense. The long and short of it is that I’m cooking for 21-31 people every night this week (except for Saturday). If you want some GREAT bulk meal ideas, go read all of these comments!
You have no idea how helpful you all were with your food suggestions! Made me hungry all weekend. If I didn’t choose to make your meal idea…it is likely because I needed to plan around what the team would be eating on other days when I wasn’t the one doing the cooking. You can rest assured that I will be looking back at all the comments in the future whenever I will be cooking for a large crowd!
Okay…here’s what I’ll be feeding the team (and what I’ll be feeding my family for breakfast and lunch too if I remember to feed them). I’m typing the dinners out in detail. That’s for my sake, not yours…but feel free to enjoy it (or be bored by it). The meals for the team begin with bold text.
Sunday, August 16
Whole wheat and honey zucchini bread, apples with caramel dip
Friends took us out for lunch as a “thank you” gift
BBQ beef sandwiches, corn on the cob, carrot sticks with dip, apple crisp, homemade ice cream
Monday, August 17
Whole wheat waffles with strawberries and whipped cream
Taco potatoes, applesauce
Salad bar: greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cubed ham, shredded cheese, hard boiled eggs, peas, dressings; homemade soft pretzels, fresh pineapple and cantaloupe, chocolate chip cookies
Tuesday, August 18
Scrambled eggs, hash browns, clementines
Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, grapes
Lasagna, tossed salad (mixture of what’s left from salad bar on Monday) with dressing, french bread, orange wedges,fudgy brownies
Wednesday, August 19
Vanilla custard, bananas
Hamburger patties, green beans, strawberry-peach slushies
Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, relish tray (carrots, broccoli, olives, celery, dip), angeled eggs, pickle spears, cherries, Lynn’s no-bake cookie bars
Thursday, August 20
Peanut butter honey toast, applesauce
Homemade corn dogs, carrots, nectarines
Tacos (Matt’s special cooked beef, corn tortillas, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, sour cream), spanish rice, watermelon, chocolate sheet cake
Friday, August 21
Homemade oat cereal, dried fruit
Grilled chicken, ranch potato wedges, zucchini
Breakfast for dinner: Pancakes with homemade peanut butter (if I get around to it) and syrup, sausage, scrambled eggs, grapes and whatever fruit is leftover from earlier in the week
Saturday, August 22
Cereal, leftovers, clean out the fridge, take a nap :)
In case you’re wondering…many items I’m making from scratch…but some things I’m going to just buy pre-made. Like the french bread and the buns for bbq sandwiches and the salad dressing. A girl has to have her limits, you know? :)
Oh and also…I usually do a lot of my writing for the upcoming week during the weekend. But between having a houseguest and then having more company over the weekend and doing a lot of canning and freezing and preparing for all these soccer meals…I have had about five extra minutes this weekend to work on posts. (It takes me a little bit longer than five minutes to write a post, usually.) :) I’ll try really hard to get some good things written for you this week, but thank you for being understanding if I can’t. I WANT to because I have so many subjects waiting to be written about.
If all else fails, I’ll try to take a few pics of my cooking insanity marathon and do a little play by play for you. And…I’ll work very hard to come up with something better than “Oh I’m so thankful that I own a lot of 9×13 inch baking pans” for Gratituesday. :)
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