Sac in fall: The Man Show

Baked orzo with cheese, served at Sacandaga Bible Conference.

For the third time in three weeks, men are taking over the dining hall, and I couldn’t be happier. I love the change of pace.

When a group of pastors joins us today, it actually will be the fifth time since Labor Day we fed a men-only group, which is departure from previous years, when we’d have maybe two or three men’s groups all year.

Man food to us is hearty, slow and dark. Braised meats, dark beans, deep spicing. Kids wouldn’t appreciate it, and other groups — you know who you are — seek brighter flavors.

Here are the last few menus:


Friday dinner
Sliced brisket
Baked beans with sausage
Butternut squash puree
Peas with caramelized onions
Dinner rolls
Apple crisp

Saturday breakfast
Pancakes & chocolate chip pancakes
Sausage patties
Spicy cheddar hash browns
Yoplait yogurt
Chocolate-frosted doughnuts
Rogers apples

Saturday lunch
Turkey-beef chili
Sauteed zucchini
Sauteed corn
Corn muffins and mini croissants
Chocolate-walnut brownies

Saturday dinner
Penne with marinara
Sausage Bolognese
Garlic green beans
Pan-roasted broccoli
Tossed salad
Mini ciabatta rolls
Carrot cake with cream cheese icing


Friday snack
Tortilla chips with salsa
Pretzels with hummus
Chocolate chip cookies

Saturday breakfast
Waffles with syrup
Sausage patties
Cheddarjack hash browns
Cheese Danish
Roger’s apples
Cold cereal and milk

Saturday lunch
Pulled pork sandwiches
Baked orzo and cheese
Baked beans
Green bean and bell pepper salad
Chocolate cannoli cupcakes


Monday dinner
Cider-braised brisket
Chile-smoked corn
Pan-roasted broccoli
Rauch’s marble rye bread
Cranberry bread pudding

Tuesday breakfast
Buttermilk pancakes with syrup
Sausage links
Hash browns
Yoplait yogurt
Cheese Danish
Rogers apples
Cold cereal and milk

Tuesday lunch

Sausage and peppers on long rolls
Sweet potato homefries
Baked beans
Peas with caramelized onions
Chocolate-cannoli cupcakes


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