Monday, May 20, 2013

First weekend group at Oakland Camp

Sunday breakfast
Oakland Camp hosted a group of school parents. For two nights, over 100 parents and young children filled the rustic camp. Spilled Cheerios, three-foot cookie crunchers and the patter of running feet graced the historic dining hall, affectionately known as The Chow Palace.

The crew and I passed our first test the past weekend. We heard nothing but great reviews. I believe this group is expecting an encore next year!

Beginning with pasta carbanara Friday evening, five cooks labored to set our best on the mobile serving line. We quickly learned that this East Bay group loved the sausages, roasted vegetables and salad bar. Though good, fresh baked dinner rolls, rich pasta and desserts fell by the wayside.

Here's the menu:


Friday Evening
Pasta Carbonara with Peas
Hot and Mild Italian Sausage
Oven Roasted Italian Vegetables
Fresh Dinner Rolls
Spice Cake

Saturday Morning
Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar-Jack Cheese
Salsa Espanola
Cottage Fried Potatoes
Hot Oatmeal / Fresh Fruit / Yogurt

Saturday Afternoon
Chicken Noodle Soup
Tuna Salad with Cucumber & Dill
Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
Potato & Corn Chips
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sunday Evening
Chicken Breast Marinated in Rosemary & Garlic
Scalloped Potatoes
Braised German Red Cabbage
Fresh Ciabatta Roll
Lemon Bar

Sunday Morning
Ham & Provolone Bagel
Cilantro Sauce
Sliced Tomatoes / Sliced Onions / Lettuce Leaves
Hot Cream of Wheat / Fresh Fruit / Yogurt

Sunday Afternoon
Muffaletto on Ciabatta Roll
Roasted Red Pepper Tapanede
Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
The Rest of the Chocolate Chip Cookies!

1 comment:

  1. You know Steve, the way things are going right now it seems that even people not on a diet are pulling back from carbs, glutens, and desserts.

    I have noticed that trend even with myself. I hate diets, but I started scrolling back my calories and increasing my garage elliptical workouts! LOL And the things that fall by the wayside first and foremost are the things I listed above.

    Really, I am just getting back to eating like I did in California, a lot of fresh veggies, cooked veggies, meats (lots of smoked and grilled meats)and usually only breads, pastas, and desserts if they are homemade and good!

    I guess like a person on the Paleo diet who cheats for fresh baked/made items. No packaged glutens, sweets, or carbs.

    BUT back to my point...its a trend, as we complain about overweight and diet problems I see all kinds and ages of people scaling back on those items without even realizing it.