Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Beach Weekend Food

We figure we'll be feeding about 25ish people Fri night, Sat morning.  Around 60ish people during the afternoon/evening on Sat.  And 25ish Sun morning.

Friday Night

With people coming at various times we figured we just pickup some ready to bake pizza's to toss in the oven.  Might be nice to pickup some dough/sauce/toppings for homemade ones as an option.

Saturday Morning Breakfast

You'll have options.  Option A:  Yogurt, granola, fresh fruit.  Option B: French Toast made with cinnamon swirl bread, bacon, and champagne and OJ for mimosa's.  All ingredients organic and picked up from New Seasons our favorite local organic grocery store.

Saturday Afternoon/Evening

I wanted to do a pig roast but apparently they only know how to do them Hawaiian style out here.  While that would be cool, I doubt the property owners would want us digging a large pit Fri night to cook a pig in.

However we did run across a great guy who moved here from Texas named Charles.  We spotted him a few Saturdays in a parking lot where he had a Texas style BBQ setup.  We stopped and had some beef brisket, corn on the cob and started talking.  He does catering on weekends and if he's not doing that then he sets up in the parking lot for folks to drive by, stop in and order.  He has a normal job during the week and does this on weekends.

So Saturday, Charles, will be cooking us up some great BBQ.

3 meats:

  • BBQ Chicken
  • Pull Pork Sandwiches
  • Brisket


  • Smoked corn on the cob
  • Potato salad
  • Cole slaw
  • Texas beans
  • Corn bread 


Heidi's friend Lisa just opened a cupcake bakery in the trendy downtown area of Portland, the Pearl District, called Cupcake Jones.  She'll be baking us 60 jumbo filled and 100 mini cupcakes.  A whole variety, heavy on the downtown chocolate brown and carrot cake.

Sunday Morning

Most folks will be leaving this morning to head home.  We figured there would be enough leftovers from Sat breakfast, cold pizza, and BBQ to have a breakfast at the houses.  Either that or we could head into town.

Sunday Night & Mon Morning

More leftovers and fend for yourself.  There will be only one house and I'm not sure who's staying Sunday night except me and Heidi!  But you're more than welcome if you don't have to be to work on Monday.


We will be picking up a case of Sparkling Wine and a case of Oregon Wine (maybe two or a mixture of red and white - although Pinot Noir is the big thing here).  For beer, I'm thinking of getting a keg.  Of what I'm not sure yet.  Something from around here.  The short list right now is something from Raccoon Lodge Blonde Bock or Seasonal, Widmer Hefeweizen, and Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR) Black Butte Porter or Seasonal.  Although a keg only serves 200 beers, which I don't think will cover everyone.  Not to mention the small party which will no doubt occur on Friday night.  For that we'll have to BYOB and fill the rest out with bottles or your own personal favorite.

What else?

That should cover it.  Of course, if you see something we are missing, feel free to bring it.  You may also have snacks or whatever you want to bring.  The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, silverware, cooking utensils, etc.  So bring what you like and we'll figure it out.


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