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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Menu - Note From The Kitchen Crew

Our kitchen crew has put the finishing touches on the 2014 menu.  Sarah wrote me this note:

It's that time of year again... We start refining the recipes, reassessing quantities, and adding the special touches that help to seal the theme of "Gracious Living in the Outdoors". The kitchen crew has been hard at work over the last week pulling all the details together for this year's Great Escape.

We hope you are bringing your appetites! Friday night we'll fill the dining hall with the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Saturday morning brings the favorite pancakes and bacon. Of course we'll have Danielle's hospitality folks providing the coffee, tea and hot chocolate that's always available, as well as a large supply of bagels and sweet pastries!  
Join us at lunch for the baked potato bar and salad bar. This year's soups are a hearty vegetarian chili and a creamy cheddar broccoli soup. 

Dinner is maybe our favorite meal to cook. We'll start with appetizers including homemade salsa. The main meal will include BBQ chicken or tofu, vegetarian baked beans, mashed potatoes, garlic sauteed spinach and cornbread. (Hungry yet? We are!) 

Last year's dinner service.
Dessert... Where do we begin? Join us this year for an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Homemade chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, marshmallow sauce and topping galore. It's bound to be delicious and we've got a few surprises in store for you as well.
Sunday morning we'll close out with French toast and sausage. 

On Friday, Sarah and Andrea will start the massive shopping spree needed to feed 80+ folks. We make quite the impression at Costco and Market Basket, let us tell you. This year's shopping includes:

24 pounds of bacon
6 gallons of milk
2 gallons of Half & Half
110 ounces each of kidney, pinto, and garbanzo beans
80 chicken breasts
18 pounds of fresh spinach
160 potatoes
2 large tubs of sour cream
5 dozen eggs
and the biggest container of minced garlic we can buy.
Last year's little pies!
But the best part of this year's shopping trip? Andrea bought a minivan! So much more space...

We can't wait to see you all in just a few weeks. Make sure to stop by the kitchen and say hello!

Sarah, Andrea, Beth, Jess, & Brenna
There's still a little time to register - hope to see you there!

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