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Winter Rendezvous Bill of Fare, 2011-2020

I have now cooked for ten Winder Rendezvous. As one who is always trying out new things, but also as one who is constantly evaluating and learning from what worked before, putting together a menu each year is a challenge. But for those who have enjoyed our Cracker Barrels, our Feasts, and our Staff cuisine, here's an evaluative trip down memory lane I put together for my own contemplation.

This is every dish we have cooked for the last ten years. It shows an amazing variety, I think, and also a boldness to put things out there for kids to try. By and large, most things have done well. One or two that weren't well received are so noted. The years each was served are noted after each entry.


FRIDAY NIGHT CRACKER BARREL
Bear Roast 18
Boar’s Head(s) 18, 20
Chocolate Bacon 12, 13, 14, 15, 17
Danger Cookies (ginger-cayenne cookies) 17
Haggis Balls in Sheep Dip 14
Jalapeno Poppers 14, 18, 19
James’s Birthday Brownie (on his third birthday) 16
Libum Bread (ancient Roman holiday bread) 20
Mediterranean Munchables (relish tray) 20
Navajo Tacos 19
Pimento Cheese Canapes 14
Ranger Ed’s Mystery Meat (grilled tofu) 16*
Redneck Sushi (Spam on sushi rice w/ wasabi sauce) 14
Sausage Balls 11, 12, 13
Summer Sausage, Cheese, Crackers 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Twentieth Rendezvous Anniversary Cake 14
Vegemite Tea Sandwiches 14*
*Damnatio memoriae

STAFF MEALS
Friday night supper
Pizza 17, 18, 19, 20
Tiramisu 18

Saturday breakfast
Bananas 19, 20
Egg in the Hole 11
Fruit Cups 16, 17, 18
Horned Toad in the Hole 19
Instant Oatmeal 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Sausage Links 11 18
Skillet Hash 12, 13
Toad in the Hole 14, 15, 16, 17, 19. 20
Waffles 18

Saturday lunch**
Dublin Coddle 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Soda Bread 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Irish Bread and Butter Pudding 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
**They keep demanding this, year after year

THE FEAST
Entrees
Alligator Gumbo 12
Beans & Rice 17, 20
Beef Brisket 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18
Chicken & Dumplings 17
Country-fried Steak w/ gravy 16
Crawfish Etouffe 14, 15
Cuban Pork Shoulder 15
Fried Fish 11 (crappie), 18 (cod)
German Potato Soup 12, 13
Grilled Chicken Wings 16
Haggis 11
Herbed Fried Rabbit 13
Hog (halves or quarters) 12, 13, 14
Jamaican Curried Goat 15, 16, 17
Jamaican Jerk Chicken 15
Jambalaya 13
Lasagne 19, 20
Oma’s Meatballs Und Spaetzle 20
Pillage the Village Stir Fry 19
Pork Butt 16
Pumpkin-Pepper Soup 19
Saarlaender Eintopf (pork and kraut) 11
Sausage & Peppers 17
Shish Kebab (goat, chicken, or veggie) 19, 20
Spiced-crusted Pork Tenderloin 18
Spatchcocked Turkey 11, 12, 13, 14
Tourtiere (Canadian pork & rabbit pie) 18
Venison*** 11 (pasties), 14 & 16 (pie w/ biscuit crust), 20 (venison-bacon pie)
***My memory is that we made pasties twice and pie w/ a biscuit crust once, but if we did, I failed to note the change in my recipes.
Sides
Apple-Walnut Chutney 13, 14
Christmas Hash 14
Green Beans 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Guckensalat (Cucumber Salad) 20
Italian Salad 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Mac-n-Cheese 15, 18
Mashed Potatoes 17
Rice 19
Roast Potato Wedges 16, 18
Texas Pintos w/ Cornbread 11

Desserts
Bottomless Apple Pie 16, 17
Dark Chocolate Brownies 19, 20
Granola Bars 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
No-Bake Cookies 18
Nanner Puddin’ 18, 19, 20
Phred’s Glop (a jello salad with fruit, cream cheese, pudding & shredded cheese) 11, 12
Sweet Potato Pie 13, 14
Tropical Fruit Cobbler 15
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