Puffer Pond, September
28-29, 2013, approx 20 people
The adults handled most of the cooking, as we had a lot
of junior scouts and new adults on the trip. All of the cooking was done
over an open fire, with some help from a single small propane stove on
the side for heating the sauce and meatballs.
For dinner, we had ziti with meatballs, along with pre-made
salad and dressing. It was five 1-pound boxes of ziti, 60(!) large
meatballs from Maria's Pasta Shop, and 5 large cans of sauce. That's about it.
Nothing fancy, but it all worked fine. Proportions came out nearly
perfect; all the meatballs got consumed.
We might have been able to reduce by 1/5th and still had
enough (a couple of the people didn't eat any for various reasons). There were also
three large bags of pre-mixed salad greens
and two bottles of dressing (only really needed one), but all the salad
got eaten. Parmesan cheese and apples helped flesh things out.
Breakfast worked great with 6 pounds(!) of bacon being cooked first.
We just tossed it all into the already hot fry pan. Heat was
managed by putting the pan on & off the coals over a grill we
brought. Some bacon was reserved to use as lubricant for making
the pancakes. This held out for a few minutes, but we then
resorted to using canned spray oil.
Brought the bacon in frozen, and it thawed nicely by morning for use.
We brought a big plastic container of pancake mix that was advertised to make 130
pancakes. It was the water only variety, and worked just fine.
Used the whole thing... easier than trying to lug out what was left.
Two small tubs of butter / margarine was sufficient (one would have been
enough, actually), and had two
small/medium containers of syrup. Again, great