Thanksgiving Meal.. Plans?

thanks5Pecan Pie with Whiskey Maple Sauce

We are having dinner on Thursday, and according to my mother, we are having 38 people. 

Here's the menu:  Relish tray (for snack) Dinner: Turkey, Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green bean casserole, praline sweet potatoes, croissants, 5 cup salad, Waldorf salad, and green pistachio something or other.  Dessert is: Lemon Meringue Pie, Pecan, Pumpkin, French Silk, Apple, Coconut Pie and a black forest cake.

Here's my grocery list.

2 Turkey                                           Ham                                                   30lbs potatoes                                       14lbs butter

faux butter                                      10lbs Flour                                          4 loaves Sprinkle bread                            cornbread

alum. pans                                     napkins                                              plastic flatware                                         plates

oranges                                          tea bags                                             green beans                                            mushroom soup

onion                                              celery                                                 sprinkly onion things                                sweet potatoes

pecans                                          brown sugar                                          coconut                                                  sage

sour cream                                    chicken broth                                         whipping cream (real stuff)                        eggs

sugar                                            carrots                                                   cherry tomatoes                                    olives

cheese (cheddar)                           Salsa                                                     chips                                                    crackers

water chestnuts                             sausage                                                 poultry seasoning                                  Karo syrup

apples                                          cinnamon                                               corn starch                                             vanilla

ice cream                                      ice                                                         cranberries                                              lemons          

splenda                                        coffee                                                     Jack Daniels


**I know I have forgot something… **      

Mission Trip Food and a Very Long Grocery List

This week I'm in Pine Ridge South Dakota.. on a Mission Trip…

There are are several different types of Mission Trips.  There are the kind you go on with a company, where they do all the work and you just show up, (which are pretty awesome) and there are the kind you plan and execute yourself.  This Mission Trip is the kind we are doing on our own.

When you do a Mission Trip on your own, you have to think about lodging, work activities, fun, devotions, safety, travel and food. I've planned our food out for 7 Days..  I am responsible for meals for 20 people for breakfast and dinner.  For lunch we will have the 20 people + 40 to 60 kids each day.  Here's what we are having:

Mission Trip Meals

Saturday June 16th                                                         Sunday June 17th

Breakfast:  Donuts at Church                                    Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy

Lunch:  Out                                                                     Lunch: Potluck @ Makasan Church

Dinner: Out                                                                     Dinner:Roast, Mashed Potatoes, gravy, carrots, Corn, rolls, brownies

Snacks:   Out                                                                   Snacks: Chex Mix


Monday June 18th                                                             Tuesday June 19th

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, Hbrowns, bacon           Breakfast: Waffles, Sausage

Lunch Chicken & Noodles, fruit, bread                     Lunch hot dogs, chips, applesauce

Dinner: Taco Bar                                                               Dinner: MaidRite Burger, Fries, Salad

Snacks:  Oreos, Fruit Roll Ups                                       Snacks: Mini Cereal Boxes, granola


Wednesday June 20th                                                      Thursday June 21st

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, Fruit, sausage                Breakfast pancakes, bacon

Lunch: spaghetti/alfredo, salad, bread                     Lunch: Bubble Pizza, veggies, mini candy bar

Dinner:  Picnic in Black Hills                                        Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Smashed Potatoes, Corn, Salad rolls, brownie

Snacks:   goldfish                                                              Snacks: popcorn (movie night)


Friday June 22nd                                                                Saturday June 23rd

Breakfast:Cereal                                                                 Breakfast: Pop Tarts

Lunch: leftovers/Sandwiches                                       Lunch: Out

Dinner: POW WOW                                                         Dinner: Out        

Snacks:  granola bars                                                       Snacks: Out

*** Choice between the hot meal for breakfast or Bagel, toast, cereal or oatmeal



Wal-Mart                                                                   Sams/Costco

5 dozen eggs                                                              Cereal                        

Donuts                                                                        Bagels

Pop Tarts                                                                    Butter

Sausage                                                                       Bacon

Oatmeal Packets                                                        Carrots

Flour                                                                           Celery

Hash browns                                                              Chips

Chicken Gravy                                                           Taco Seasoning

Chex cereal                                                                 Cereal Boxes

Nuts                                                                            Chicken Breasts

Pretzels                                                                       Pancake mix

4 Lettuce                                                                     Syrup

4 Chicken Broth                                                         Bread

Bread                                                                          Biscuits?

Biscuits?                                                                      Pot Roast

3 Tortillas                                                                    Oreos

Onions                                                                          Rolls

Tomatoes                                                                    Taco shells

3 Beef Broth                                                                Salsa

Nacho Cheese                                                            Brownie Mix

Chips                                                                          Hot Dogs

3 cans refried beans                                                   Buns

Oil                                                                               Applesauce

Green Pepper                                                             Hamburger

Worchester sauce                                                       Snack Cereal             

Frys                                                                             Goldfish

Lunch meat                                                                Granola bars

Popcorn                                                                      Red potatoes

Cream Cheese                                                           Shredded cheese

7 Tomato paste                                                           Pepperoni

7 diced tomatoes                                                        Mozzarella Cheese

Spaghetti Noodles                                                      French bread

Italian seasoning                                                        Corn

Garlic                                                                          Fruit

5 Chicken bags                                                           Napkins

Biscuit Dough                                                             Paper Towels

Brown Paper Bags                                                     T-P

Sticky tack                                                                  Peanut Butter

Jelly                                                                             Watermelon               

Cucumbers                                                                 waffles

Dressing                                                                      Cups

Water Balloons                                                           Animal crackers

Tea Bags                                                                     Splenda

Dish Soap                                                                   Alfredo

Sugar                                                                          Kool-aid

                                                                                    32 Gal Trash Bags