Memorial Day food, Sacandaga-style

Purple potatoes — part of a dinner we served at Sacandaga Bible Conference over Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day weekend is nearly a week old, and I’m still thrilled about the reception we got for our food. We served about 25 men, women and children who came as part of a work group — and ate like one, including a big barbecue-style feast before they left for their homes in Dutchess County.

They even provided us with an evaluation afterward:

#2 – Meals: 4.9 (“yummy, awesome, great variety, high quality, healthy, absolutely delicious”)

Thanks.

For a small group, it was a bit of a challenging weekend, because it was the first weekend working solo, since my wife and co-kitchen-boss took a position in the office, and because I had to disappear after lunch on Sunday to work a shift for the newspaper. Still, we made it.

Here’s how they ate:

FRIDAY DINNER

Pepperoni, sausage, plain and white pizzas

Barbecue and hot wings

Caesar salad with focaccia croutons

Angel food cake with strawberries

SATURDAY BREAKFAST

Scrambled eggs

Bacon

Cheesy hash browns

Cinnamon-raisin English muffins

Peaches with ginger syrup

SATURDAY LUNCH

Turkey sandwiches

Cheddar-cauliflower soup

Corn and black bean salad

Pretzels with hummus

Pickles

Chocolate chip cookies

SATURDAY DINNER

Roast pork loin

Stuffing

Roasted red, fingerling and purple potatoes

Sauteed broccoli and carorts

Butter-soaked dinner rolls

Apple pudding cake

SATURDAY BREAKFAST

Pancakes and chocolate-chip pancakes

Homemade ginger-and-sage sausage patties

Cranberry-cinnamon oatmeal

Assorted yogurts

Bananas

SATURDAY LUNCH

Hot dogs with meatsauce

Potato skins with bacon and cheese

Pasta salad

Potato chips

Brownies

SATURDAY DINNER

Chicken Parmesan (boneless thighs)

Herbed rice

Green beans with roasted tomatoes

Chili-smoked corn

Breadsticks

Tossed salad

Chocolate cupcakes

SUNDAY BREAKFAST

Italian sausage and roasted red bell pepper souffle

Sliced ham with brown sugar crust

Potato, pepper and salami hash

Assorted yogurt

Mandarin oranges

Bananas

SUNDAY LUNCH

Barbecue pork sandwiches

Macaroni and cheese

Baked beans

Dill coleslaw

Baby carrots with ranch dressing

Pickles

Giant watermelon slices

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One thought on “Memorial Day food, Sacandaga-style

  1. Lisa Swift says:

    I guess you don’t see many vegetarian or pseudo-vegetarians. These seem to be pretty meat-heavy menus 🙂

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