Meal 1 – Christmas in July

We served about 35 dishes today, to good reviews.  The menu included:

  • Turkey Breast
  • Salad
  • Homemade bread
  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Corn
  • Canned pineapple with marionberry icecream

Most of the food was donated from the food pantry, some extras, like yeast, came from our kitchen.  The total cost of purchased food was $50.03.

  • 2 Turkey breasts – 6 – 7 pounds each
    • Brine in 1 cup salt, 1 cup brown sugar, a dash of apple vinegar, a dash of A1 peppercorn sauce.  Left to brine 8 hours.
    • Cooked at 225 degrees for about 3 1/2 hours – To 175 degree internal temp
    • Served 1/4 lbs per person, less for small children
  • 10 lbs of potatoes
    • about 2 cups of milk
    • 8 tbs of butter
    • 1tbs salt
    • 1 tbs pepper
    • Server 1/3 lbs per person (will use ice cream scoop next time)
  • Corn
    • Frozen
    • 1/2 ear per person
  • Salad
    • Most fresh from community garden
    • Tomatoes bought from the store
  • Pineapple with marionberry ice cream
    • Pineapple was donated
    • Small scoop of each
  • Bread
    • French bread recipe
    • Smear of butter
    • 2 loaves were enough
    • maybe 2 lbs of flour were used

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