The Shire that I am Seneschale of had its event this past Saturday The Dark Ages Schola & Viking Holmganger was a great sucess. We had 85 participants that was 20 over what we had planned on.
I was Chief cook & bottle washer for the event, as usual I was a nervous wreck for weeks ahead of time, and as usual I didnt need to be. I can not say enough about my shire & kitchen crew, there were bumps & wobbles but they really came through.
Our menu for the day was:
Beef & Barley soup
Bread(this bread was Amazing!, the wonderful woman who made it did up about 30 loaves for us)
Butter, honey butter, herb butter, pear butter, apple butter, Peanut butter
Jellies: Peach, Pear, Apple, & Wild Grape
One of the young Children in attendence was in awe that we "had 4 diffrent types of Butter, someof them he had never even heard of!"
Onion & Mushroom Quiche w/ bacon & w/Out bacon
Rice, wheatberry, lentil Pilaf
Hard boiled eggs
Cheese/ Monteray, chedder, Hot pepper
Sweet hot pepper mustard dip
Apples, Grapes, Cherries, Oranges
Sliced apples with Toffee crunch dip
Veggie tray w/ ranch dip & Hummus
Pickled eggs w/ beets
Pickled Red cabbage
Peach & pepper preserve
Fruit salad, Spiked & regular
Fruit pies, Strawberry, Pear, Blueberry, & A raisin walnut.
Drinks were Coffee, Tea, Fruit Punch, & Home made grape Juice.
It was a very long day, & I am still tired:)