This is the first reenactment we are going to without our beloved cook. Now most people still cook even with one, but we are normally busy sewing, watching the children, and helping the men prepare for battle. So this is a big first for everyone in our group. To make things easier we decided to break into small groups, and these small groups will all band together and help with meals.
My group made a Facebook message group to plan it all out. I am in charge of one of the breakfasts and the lunch on Saturday of Pleasant Hill. Wow! I’m also bringing some snacks, sponge cake, and loose leaf tea as well.
In preparation for this I had to go through and clean all my cooking things to get ready to pack them. I did two loads of dishes doing this, and of course I did them by hand as it’s only fitting to wash reenacting dishes by hand! ;)
Later, I sat down with mom and tossed ideas around to see what I could make for the meals I’m in charge of. We decided to make oatmeal with dried apples, cinnamon, and sugar, along with toasted sourdough bread and fried summer sausage for the breakfast. For Saturday’s lunch I will make a creamy chicken casserole, with toasted sourdough bread, and sponge cake for dessert.
Lissa volunteered to make a stew for Saturday’s dinner, along with cookies for dessert. She’s also making some yummy strawberry muffins to go with a breakfast of French toast made by Sarah.
I just wonder how the guys meals will end up being like!