Fall RU-Food Thread

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Please post what you are bringing food wise to the RU. This will help all of us keep track of who's bringing what so if anything is needed someone can bring it.

Me: Tea, coffee, paper plates, bowls for soup if needed, plastic silverware, strawberry pie

Leaflady: Condiments: Katsup, brown mustards & the yellow stuff too, relish, dill pickle & bread & butter pickle slices. Chicken fixed someway, not sure yet how.

lavender4ever: assortment of chips and sodas, dessert-maybe ooey gooey butter cake

AuntB- potato salad, chocolate cake

ellesgh- rabbit and dumpling


This message was edited Aug 22, 2008 7:45 PM

This message was edited Aug 22, 2008 7:45 PM

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

Condiments: Katsup, brown mustards & the yellow stuff too, relish, dill pickle & bread & butter pickle slices. Chicken fixed someway, not sure yet how.

(Louise) Palm Bay, FL(Zone 9b)

assortment of chips and sodas

Humansville, MO

how about rabbit
elle

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Rabbit sounds good Elle.

Humansville, MO

dave said he see
elle

Belle Plaine, KS

HEY AMAAANDAAA, guess who!? Long time no log in-hehe☺ Been busy. Just happenend to think about you & the RU. I dont have any door prizes yet, I dont know what I'll bring to eat either. Taco soup is always a possibility though, ha.
The 27th is fine with us. Everybody at work will be back and school will be in.
We are working on the toad, repairs mostly. They should be done by then. And we'll probably have the dogs again. Is that OK? It will be easier to leave them in the trailer w/ac than it was before. More about that L8R or e-m me if you have a ?☺ lora

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Hey Lora!! The taco soup was a hit and I think people will be disappointed if they can't have that again. LOL.

The dogs are no problem. :~)

Are you gonna paint the toad or just leave it? You could always add designs on it to really make it look like a toad. hehehe

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

I'd love to have some rabbit killed at the right age & fixed properly. I have been told I always waited too long to kill them so that is the reason we thought it is a dry meat. But we did like it as a meat sandwich filling with Miracle Whip, finely chopped onions and sweet pickle relish. Maybe a little seasoned salt. Maybe not. Do you smother it with BBQ sauce, mushroom soup, etc and bake it? I did that most of the time. Sometimes I ground up the meat and used it with whatever I smothered it with and served over biscuits or potatoes, usually baked.



KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Just bumping this up as a reminder. :~)

I also edited my first post to list what everyone is bringing so far.

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

Amanda, I'm glad you refreshed my memory. I knew it was the 27th of Sept. but that seemed so far away. Now I realize it is only about 6 weeks off so I need to start getting things together. Mostly the door prizes for men or women who work like men. Probably good hand tools. Hey, guys, what kind of items would you like to get? Please let us know. I hate stabbing in the dark so to speak for something to please someone.

I'm looking forward to seeing Tracy again. Maybe Ann will come? And Marie? How about Alan? They don't live that far from Odessa do they? At least Marie doesn't unless she has moved.

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Marie has moved to Lee's Summit. I will ask Anne and Alan if I remember. I invited Tracy's boss to come also.

Madison, IL(Zone 6b)

Hey everybody, I've been busy too! Sorry that I can't make it. Taking my daughter to leave her at college this Sunday. We've been busy getting her ready. Had no idea all the stuff that she'd need & we'd have to do. We've already made so many trips to the college for orientation, registration, etc ... I hope that you all stay safe traveling & everyone has a great time. I'll be coming back on later to view some pics. I've got a feeling that I'll be running to my dd's college every chance that I get & still trying to finish up painting the house before cold weather sets in. On the downside, my mother had a heart attack & was in CCU for a while. She's much better now. Have fun & you all are the best!!! Amanda, my flowers from the Spring RU are still growing. Thanks again.

NE, KS(Zone 5b)

Thanks Amanda, for keeping us organized. I was thinking about potato salad and chocolate cake for food... hmmm, maybe chicken spagetti......not sure, yet.. depends on what's going on then.. I've been picking up odds and ends here and there for the door prizes, things not gender specific, but useful/enjoyable to all. I'm really looking forward to getting reaqquainted with DG'ers I've met and meeting new Dg'ers... (plants and food are a bonus) Elle & Evamae, my Mom would brown the rabbit meat in a skillet, pretty hot to make a nice crust, then she put it in a baking pan with 1/2 inch or so of cow's milk (I'm sure store milk would work too, even 2%, lol) ... not sure how long she baked it, but it was really good and tender.

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

I heard from many people that the age of the rabbit when butchered has a lot to do with tenderness and moisture of the meat.

I just heard thunder roll. It has rained off and on all day here. I have the jars washed and ready for the grapes. I just need to get out there and pick some. I haven't been out there since Tuesday afternoon so I don't know how many are picking ripe. Guess I won't find out until tomorrow evening after work or Sat. a.m.

Woops, wrong thread for that last paragraph. Sorry.

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Potato salad would be great!! And chocolate cake....mmmmmmmmm!!!! LOL. I might make my strawberry pie again too. That is really good and always a hit.

(Louise) Palm Bay, FL(Zone 9b)

add a dessert to mine too. I was thinking of ooey gooey butter cake. I will bring a few door prizes too.

Humansville, MO

it does depend on the age of the rabbit
i make rabbit and dubbeting
spelling ?
elle

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

elle, I think you meant dumplings? Oh, that sounds so good. My mother made wonderful homemade dumplings. So could Jack's mother. Mine are always heavy and so doughy you can hardly eat them. My biscuits are terrible too unless I just make them in one big almost panful. Both of our mothers made good biscuits too.

Humansville, MO

yes that what i mean
my mother was a cook
we still hoping to go to round up
do not know if work or not
elle

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

Elle, can you request days off this far in advance and be more assured of getting them? Or just tell them "I will NOT be available on this day/date. Do NOT schedule me or I will call in sick or whatever it takes. Maybe even dead. lol. "

Humansville, MO

it would have to be dead lol
we were thinking about me calling in if i do not have it off
we just have to wait and see
elle

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

Pepper called a while ago. Her computer is down again. She wants us to keep track of what is going on with each thread for her.

Humansville, MO

hi
how thing going?
the weather been good here
dave working on barn
rabbit work is never done
i trying to get thing done for the festival
i hope the weather is nice
i work the next 3 day
poor me (lol)
elle

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

I need to get out to the grape vines and get those grapes picked. Yesterday it looked like a lot of them were ripe. I'll spend the whole day working up grapes. Maybe I can sit in front of the TV to do some of the steming. That can be hard to do tho as I frequently need to run water over them. Once in a while a TV in the kitchen would be handy.

The temps are wonderful today. Another reason to get on out there before it gets hot. Nice breezes blowing too. I must remember to use insect repellant.

GOD bless and keep each of you.

Belle Plaine, KS

Hi everybody. I have 1 request, no more rabbit talk! Please? We used to have a neighbor that would butcher them in his backyard & the screaming was horrible. Forget *Silence of the Lambs*. 20 years & I still hear them. Eat one? Not in this lifetime.

I'll be bringing taco soup, corn chips, cheddar & salsa. I have some door prizes too. Most of them are things anyone can use.

BTW, the toad is getting a new coat----of paint! Dont look for that garrish green! ha
L☺

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

I watched the whole movie Silence of the Lamb once and most of it a second time. It made no sense to me. But then, since it was about a mentally deranged genius and his sick behaviours it would have been hard for it to make sense to a sane person. And if it is done properly, there is nothing to hear.

I started to buy 10# of leg quarters today but decided to wait until closer to the RU to take up the room in the freezer. I'll probably bake them in the oven. But since I get off work at 2:30 on Fridays if I put them out to thaw on Thursday night I should have time to smoke them. Time will tell.

I'm eager to see this toad you keep talking about. I remember seeing the picture and wondering what was wrong with the color it was.

GOD bless and keep each of you. Have a fun and safe weekend.

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

The Braeburn apple tree is loaded and ripening early so I'm going to make a crisp for the RU. I'll probably make it next week and freeze it.

Last canner of grape juice is pressuring. Then the pulp to strain and can. Maybe then I can relax.

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

I'm thru with the grapes. The last 1/2 of a 5 gal. pail will go to a friend as will some of the apples. We had to pick from one limb to keep it from breaking. It looks ok now that the load has been lightened. Still have lots of apples on it.

I'll try to make the crisp next week and freeze it. Then all I'll have to do is the chicken and condements which I already have most.

Restoril is working. GOD bless and keep each of you.

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

It looks as tho we are pretty balanced for a picnic meal. Could use some veggies. The taco soup will have tomatoes in it so that can count to some extent. I'm thinking of cole slaw, KFC style. My niece makes some that is really good. She gets the dressing mix from a local Dutch Country Store and puts cabbage thru the food processor.

GOD bless and keep each of you.

NE, KS(Zone 5b)

Leaflady, I can make coleslaw from scratch instead of potato salad.. X BF's mom taught me how she made it and it's pretty yummy. I'll get a couple heads of cabbage to make a big batch. I'm glad to learn the Restoril is working for you.. bet your kitchen is smelling good with all the fruit canning..

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

That sounds good, AuntieB. I'll do something with some potatoes. Maybe some cheesy scalloped potatoes.

NE, KS(Zone 5b)

That sounds great. Coleslaw it is and a dessert. (and NO rain that weekend, please)

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

I just talked to Pepper. Her mother is furnishing weiners for hot dogs. That will give us 3 meats which should be enough.

I'm going to do the chicken at least 1/2 way cooked in the oven, then finish it on the grill like we have done in the past when we met at the park and could actually grill. I had intended to do that at the RU at my home but rain sort of prevented that.

GOD bless and keep each of you. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone the 27th. Pray I don't end up in the hospital like last time. Actually, do pray that doesn't happen again. I nearly died that time. I just don't want to miss another RU.

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NE, KS(Zone 5b)

I'm hoping no rain this year, if it does, we'll just stand out with umbrella's till the meat is grilled.. I'm praying that doesn't happen to you again, Evamae, I sure missed seeing you at the spring ru, I didn't make it, so I miss all my MWDG friends... there would be a void in my life if something happened to you.. I really look up to you and your inner strength and kindness. I wondered how Pepper and her eye is doing and her computer... I need to get around our DG community a better.

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

Bonnie, I talked to pepper a few days ago and she is ok. She should be getting her new computer soon. I'll try to remember to call her tomorrow evening.

As long as we all do what we said will do it should do turn out ok.

GOD bless and keep each of you.

(Louise) Palm Bay, FL(Zone 9b)

do we have an idea on a head count?

Columbia, MO(Zone 5b)

Hey everyone, I will be bring my fiancÚ and maybe a friend who is a Ag teacher. I was wondering if there would be a grill available? I would like to make some Brazilian BBQ for you guys to try. If not I will think of something else.

rural Hughesville, MO(Zone 5b)

I am baking an apple crisp - the Jonathan apples are wonderful this year. See you all!

Hughesville, MO(Zone 5a)

Allenme,yes, to the best of my knowledge there will be a grill. It looks like maybe up to 15 - 20 people.

Lineace, we will both be bringing apple crisps! Variety will be great. My apples are Braeburns and they are wonderful this year to. We had to pick one each 7, 5, & 4 gallon pails off just one large main branch to keep it from breaking off under the load. It still had a 5 gallon pail of apples on it. I have my apples baked and in the freezer & will add the topping the day of the RU to finish up there.

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