Re: Cooking for a Crowd
Bob Condon (rec@EPOCH.COM)
Tue, 9 May 1995 10:35:04 -0400
I cooked for 28 last weekend wioth 3 coleman backpacking stoves
and 3 medium pots and made a great beef stew.
I bought 1/4 lb chuck steak (cheap) for each person
I bought 5 pounds of potatoes
I bought 5 pounds of carrots
let the beef cook for 30 minutes after the water is a full boil
(make sure pot has a cover for more efficient heating)
throw in carrots + potatoes , bring to boil and serve once carrots
and potatoes are soft.
One group of boys (3 boys) deboned the steak, cut in to 1 inch
One group peeled carrots (3 boys) + cut into 1/2 inch slices
One group (4 boys) peeled potatoes and cut into 1 inch squares
Two boys watched the fire and got boiling water going
The cleanup crew were off playing
There was not a single drop left at eating time (but no-one was hungry either)
and most everyone pitched in to make it..
I did make a VERY BIG mistake though...
I led the activity. I should have had one
of the older boys organize the cooking... 8-(
I keep telling the kids to take a stick to me as necessary
because my "real job" at work is to solve problems so it is natural
for me to step in to solve (or lead) the problem. I need to be tripped
every now and then and let the kids pass me.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City