[Sca-cooks] Period Portable Lunch Foods

Kingstaste kingstaste at comcast.net
Fri Feb 6 20:11:25 PST 2009

Greetings all, 

            Over the years that we have been attending Pennsic we have
noticed a pattern that we fall in to concerning food.  The first week we are
there we tend to make big dinners every night, and the second week we
struggle to coordinate everyone's schedule.  I have finally convinced my
camp mates that this year we are going to try something different.  We are
going to plan on dinners for the first week, and plan on lunch foods for the
second week.  Our various obligations often include other dinner plans
anyway, but we are all in classes, on the field, merchanting, visiting, etc.
away from camp during the day.  Toward this end, we have bought Bento boxes
for everyone in camp.  We plan to assign a day's food prep to someone every
day just like dinners, but the foods will need to be storable, portable, and
suitable for eating neatly.  I would like to come up with a list of foods
for people to consider, and it would be grand if a large part of it could be
period foods.  I am planning on making a batch of hais before I go up, I
think that will lend itself perfectly.  We will plan on short kebabs of
grilled meats, olives and pickles and other vegetable items.  What I'm
looking for now is suggestions for other period prepared foods that would do
well in our bento lunch boxes while at the war.  


            I have cutters and while we will probably play with them some, I
don't intend to get this crazy, but they are fun to look at: 





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