This weekend we're entertaining in the mountains. We're having a snow tubing weekend. My posts over the next few days will focus on the meal planning and pre-prep work that will minimize my costs and my time in the kitchen.
The challenges in this are that I'm not sure how many people I'll be having and for which meals they will be there. This means I need meals that can easily be stretched and that store well in the event of leftovers. Most of the guests are not vegetarian which presents its own unique set of challenges.
We're also planning a morning thrift store spree. My two favorite thrift stores are in the Adirondacks and now that Mary's been introduced the local thrift store, its time for her to see the best one in the state!
I've gotten the ball rolling by making several batches of donut dough and popping it in the freezer. The dough will do double duty as icepacks for the ride up. Check out the comments from Friday, January 20, 2006 for some tips on making the No Fry Donuts.