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Food and logistics for the July 12 cookout

From: Charlie L.
Sent on: Monday, July 1, 2013 11:23 PM

Everyone, I have some more info about the cookout:

 

First, thanks to everyone who volunteered, but we need more help, which I will explain below.

 

Volume:   When planning a dish to bring, do not make a dish big enough for 35 people!  If everybody did that, we would have to recruit an army just so we could feed it!  Think about the arithmetic – it would be like a 25-course meal for each of us!

So, I suggest when you plan a dish (and please do) that you plan one big enough for about 8-12 people. 

For obvious complements to a picnic like this - for example potato salad - we could use two or three of them.  For more interesting/creative entries, one is enough.  This way, there would be potato salad for everyone, but the creative stuff would likely not get duplicated.  If your creative dish is a hit – well, it will just run out faster and there will still be lots of food.

Does that make sense?

I have the beginnings of a table with what people are bringing – pasted in below.

 

Suggestions:  I would like to see:

1.       Perhaps two more potato or pasta salads (mentioned above) – your choice of style

2.       We will  need some bread, too.

3.       Some fruit – in addition to the watermelon

4.       Appetizers are always popular – and lots of room for creativity – plus they can often double as side dishes (?)

5.       We need some side-dishes to complement the roasted vegetables.  These could be salads with greens, beans, rice, veggies, etc. like coleslaw.

6.       We have some desserts at this point but we need 3 or 4 more

 

I will attempt to manage the paper plates, napkins, plastic-ware, etc.

We will have the club’s wine glasses

 

Feel free to comment and make suggestions, too.

 

Charlie

 

 

Person

Dish

A-S-D

comment

Kim Powell

Dessert;
Caprese-style appy

A
D

 

Diane Savarese

Roasted vegetables

S

 

Richard Kaish

Watermelon

S

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Macumber

Hummus/pita appy

A

 

Jerry Rajotte

Pies and cheese/crackers

A
D

 

Janice Chiaradonna

Potato salad

S

 

Jane Arntz

Coffee

D

With supporting elements (sugar, etc.)

 

 

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