Monday, February 27, 2012

Blue and Gold Banquet

Blue And Gold

Yep, It's that time again to celebrate the  Cub Scouts of America.  The organization turns 84 this year.  It's just a fun night where the pack and the families get together to celebrate the Packs achivement during the year. This is the Second one I had a hand in planning.  I am counting on 100 people, will we have that many, I don't know but if we have some left over, we can do seconds of pack it up to take to MOHM's Place or the Micah house.

Dinner is Hot dogs in Macaroni and cheese,  tossed salad and Apple slices with carmel dip.

Ever try to  create Macaroni for 100 people?  I really haven't either.  I kinda know how to do it and I know it will take longer to do so so I have accounted for that, I have the proper cheese ratio down. and the Hot dogs will be cut up and cooked the last 5 minutes of cooking time for the noodles since it has to bake for about an hour afterwards.

I am cooking 18 pounds of Macaroni is 3 batches.  Three BIG pots on the stove.
I am cutting up 80 turkey hot dogs in half and each half into fourths.  Those would be added the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
Drain the mac, and put each batch into roaster oven pans.

The Sauce is 8T of butter, 8T of flour, a few pinches of salt, some pepper and 1 1/2 quart of milk. Bring that is a bubble and add 2 pounds of shredded mild Cheddar,  1 pound of Sharp Cheddar and stir until all melty,  (Each batch of sauce will go over each pan of  macaroni)  Sprinkle 2 cups of shredded Tillamook Extra Sharp cheddar and cover with  the lid from roaster and let it sit at 350* for an hour.

The Salad is 20 pounds of premix that will already be portioned into bowls and topped with an olive, a cherry tomato and two thin slices of cucumber.  The Salad Dressings will be Ranch of course and Italian.  Both will be made on site.   1 quart of mayo, 1 quart of buttermilk and 4 packages of Hidden Valley Ranch.  Italian is 1 cup pure olive oil, (EVOO is too strong for my taste) 1 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup white vinagar, and 2t of  Italian Seasoning,  that is it.

The Apple slices are red delicious apples that have been sliced and packaged in 2oz packages. I have ordered 100 of them.

The Carmel sauce is 1 cup butter, melted, 4 cups of brown sugar, 2 cups of light corn syrup, 4T of water, 28 oz if sweeted condensed milk, 2t of vanilla.  Boil without stiring until softball stage. take off heat and add vanilla.  I am going to portion them out into 2oz portion cups.  this will only make 60 portions but I think it's all that we will need.

Wish me luck and off we go.

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