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|magnolia in chicago||
I have some ideas . . .
Joined: Jan 12, 2012
Posted to Thread #22708 at 11:29 pm on Aug 21, 2012
1.In addition to pastries you could do breakfast burritos . . make up a batch or two of scrambled eggs (with and without cheese), have a couple of "add-ins" which could be anything from crumbled bacon or sausage, chopped tomatoes, sauteed onions, mushrooms, peppers, etc. Roll up in flour tortilla, maybe add some salsa and package in a Reynold's wrapper. VOILA!
2. Maybe you could do a "cone" of parchment with mini doughnuts or waffle sticks dipped in cinnamon sugar, or something like a honey syrup.
3. I know that there is a crepe station at my Farmer's Market that is very popular, but that may be too time consuming to do each individually.
4. Fresh fruit cups. Disposable cups and spoons.
1. My first thought was gazpacho! Again, simple and "walkable." Ina Garten's recipe is great - kick-ass, though I would make it smoother than normal and then maybe add additional veggies for garnish to give it the bit of crunch it needs (and maybe some cheese on top. Serve in disposable coffee cups with spoons.
I would keep it simple. I know the idea is to cook, but don't go overboard. The idea should be to impress first time out. The prep can be overwhelming. The goal is to have a lot of small variety of good food that people will be interested in rather than a lot of a lot of food that is only so-so.
I had another idea . . . I know it could be expensive and/or more work for you, but it might go a long way . . . I would look into biodegradable/recyclable serving things like bamboo plates, silverware pieces. Even with the reynolds wrapper perhaps you could offer a "rebate" or a free cookie, or something if they bring the disposables/trash back to you to recycle or properly dispose of. That gesture might go a long way and set you apart. It could be part of a marketing strategy. Our Market (the Green City Market in Chicago) does have recycling on site for this purpose.
Other messages in this thread:
- 22708. I am freaking out here. Suddenly, it looks like I will be cooking on - Dawn_MO - 10:56pm on 08/21/12 (18)
- I have some ideas . . . - magnolia in chicago - 11:29pm on 08/21/12
- Dawn, take a look at the "Carry Out Cuisine Recipes from America's finest Gourmet Food shops" by - barb_b - 12:41am on 08/22/12
- I have that book, but haven't used it yet. Have you made anything out of it? [NT] - Traca - 12:49am on 08/22/12
- Yes, although not recently. (I just rediscovered it, as I was cleaning some shelves) - barb_b - 1:07am on 08/22/12
- Great! Thanks. I bought it last year when I was cooking at a deli-style lunch spot. - Traca - 2:53am on 08/22/12
- How about Scotch eggs- wrapping the sausage around half a hard boiled egg instead of a whole one and - CathyZ from Kauai - 2:20am on 08/22/12
- stuffed pita halves might be fun. scones, savory and sweet [NT] - AngAk1 - 7:14pm on 08/22/12
- Finger-sized quiches or savories, made in mini-tart pan. [NT] - MarilynFL - 1:57pm on 08/22/12
- Empanadas,spring rolls, Sylvia's cheddar/filled thumbprints, corn cups w/black bean dip...Good luck! [NT] - MoNJ - 2:36pm on 08/22/12
- Maybe too involved for this weekend, but do you have (or have access to) a panini press? [LINK] - ErininNY - 4:09pm on 08/22/12
- You might want to think about the Salvadorian Breakfast Cake that [LINK] - orchid - 4:59pm on 08/22/12
- Wraps? Kabobs? Taco salad in a bag? - DawnNYS - 8:27pm on 08/22/12
- Or ideas from your own post a while ago? See link. [NT] [LINK] - DawnNYS - 8:30pm on 08/22/12
- I love the taco in a bag thing. You could even do parchment cones to dress it up a bit [NT] - cheezz - 8:34pm on 08/22/12
- the bag would kinda be like recycling, which is kinda like buying antiques. like the recycle idea - AngAk1 - 10:39pm on 08/22/12
- Classic tea sandwiches for lunch with some frilly toothpicks. I like Magnolia's idea [LINK] - FloriSandy - 2:23am on 08/23/12
- Dawn, how did it go?? :) [NT] - ErininNY - 9:21pm on 08/27/12
- It went great, but the next day, I felt like I had been hit by a bus. - Dawn_MO - 3:11pm on 09/03/12