1st off I want to apologize. I’ve been slacking a little. I had a hysterectomy on the 13th of December and then the holiday’s hit, and well I’ve been doing more than my Doctor says I should, but it’s so hard to just stay down when there is so much to do. You’d think I’d update my blog, but when, on pain pills nothing makes sense.
I’ll break it down for you so you can understand my thinking.
My necessary equipment for cooking;
|Mair Lid Lifters|
Banquet tables (I usually take 2. Sometimes they are provided for you. I use one at the front for display and the other is used for my wash basins and pantry. My have a upside down “T” leg others have a straight leg and you can make risers for them so all your tables can be at counter top height – they don’t work with mine that why I take the other table.)
Paper Towel Rack
Pop-up garbage cans
Water jugs / water (some places will have access to water some will not)
Clorox (for sanitation purposes)
Towels / Washcloths
Nylon Scrubbie (never use a copper scrubbie on your ovens)
Cutting boards (multiple are nice, one for veggies, one for meat, etc…)
Knife set (I have a camping knife set that I found at a local sporting goods store has all the knives you will ever need. If you can’t find one of these sets then you’ll want a couple good chopping knives, a fillet knife as well as a couple paring knives, don’t forget you’ll need them for presentation too.)
Serving ware (spoons, forks, spatulas, as well as the knives)
Glass Measuring Cups (liquid)
Measuring Cups (dry)
Silicone/ rubber spatulas
Mandolin slicer (this is a nice gadget to have for uniform slices and thin slices)
Vidalia Onion Chopper (makes chopping veggies easier)
Thermometer Bread (Candy)
Thermometer Meat (instant read)
Plastic ware (for tasting don’t use your fingers)
Gloves (latex, plastic…food handlers)
Canola oil (for cooking as well as re-seasoning your ovens)
First aid kit w/Burn Jel
Ziploc bags (all sizes)
Foil (don’t use to line your ovens, line your Dutch Oven table – for easy clean up)
Now can you see my dilemma – I get to figure out how to fit all this plus 4 people, their luggage and a couple coolers full of food, into a minivan and drive 371 miles to Mesquite. I think we will have to use the car top carrier too. I am grateful the forecast for this weekend shows 48° for the high on Saturday and no rain or snow. I am looking forward to warm weather…wooo hooo, only because it is 27° outside right now.
I will post my (winning(I hope)) recipes on here when I get back.
Have fun cookin’
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