The menu was ample in order to feed 50 people- selections included Chicken & Rice, Carrots Stewed in Cream, Macaroni & Cheese, Sweet Potato pudding, pound cake and Queen Cake.
|The Carolina Housewife, Sarah Rutledge, 1851|
The day started with a 10-gallon pot full of water, salt, and five whole chickens- and a lot of friends! My favorite cook (and friend) joined me for the day,-we cooked and laughed, and sieved sweet potatoes, and laughed, and peeled carrots, and laughed, and burnt noodles, and laughed some more- something we had not done in a while.
|A busy table- chickens cooling before getting de-boned.|
In a surprising turn of events, we actually had lunch ready on time! Which almost never happens, I guess I was very focused this year. We laid the table with food and called for lunch to be served- this is may favorite part of the day.
|Serving table Left to Right - Cake, sweet potato pudding, stewed carrots, macaroni & cheese, chicken & rice in large pot over the fire.|
|Enjoying some great food with friends!|
|Two cooks enjoying their bounty.|
|Working sweet potato magic!|
|Pie ready to bake in the oven.|
We did have a TON of food left over, mostly chicken and rice- there were 9 plastic containers sent home with people full of leftovers.
It was an incredible one-day event, which I feel like I am still recovering from (in good ways). I can't wait to do it again!