So Tuesday, sautéed chopped onions, bells, celery in oil in the electric roaster, then some seasoning, let everything really melt 30 minutes or so while heating up pre-cooked beans and rice. I'm gunna say 6-8 pounds of both to go with about 2+ cups each of the previous vegetables, more seasoning.
Served with bread and more sorbet. almost fill the vitamix, about 24 oz of a fruit, about 5 tablespoons sugar, 4 squirts of lemon juice, 1- 1 1/2 cups juice or water (or a milk for a sherbert), makes about 12 servings in our to-go cups.
Wednesday, had roasted the last donated turkey over the weekend again, did turkey dinner again, this time it was
5 boxes of stuffing, made with half the broth I got from the turkey and water;
the turkey reheated in half the broth diluted with water,
threw green beans in the electric roaster this day- a #10 can + a little one, added salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup butter
3 cans of cranberry sauce mixed with 1 largish can of strawberry pie filling (yes, it was a win)
4 large cans of "yams", two real pre-cooked sweet potatoes, half bag of mini marshmallows, 1/4 cup butter, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, smashed that by hand and heated that in the microwave
Thursday, I had previously cooked a donated beef roast, thawed that and added it to sautéeing onions, bells, mushrooms, seasoning, donated fresh rosemary, pre roasted potatoes and carrots, 3 cans peas, 3 cans green beans, 1 small can rotes tomato and gr chile, then made a gravy in the electric roaster, and added a donated can of gravy, bread and canned pineapple on the side.
This week we had donated to the kitchen a few hams (this months days off projects), 2 cabbage heads, 2 cauliflowers, more taters precious. We shall see. I foresee a curry, and ham and black beans already, potato salad is a big request, too, and I have more cooked turkey in freezers, could do bbq sandwiches again with dills and sorbet on the side, yes, filled the mini freezer with blueberry sorbet; have about 15 or more batches of frozen fruit to do that to.
This weekend I make pumpkin bread and rice crispity treats from donations. I keep busy with work even if not at work. But its because I love what I do, not because I'm a workaholic, which I am so totally not.
Basic Pumpkin Quick Bread
3 1/2 cup flour
15 oz can pumpkin
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 tsp salt
2 cup sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp lemon juice
Mix will be clumpy, it is ok, do not try to make smooth batter, only try to make just mixed muffin-like batter.
375f for an hour (altitudes around 4,000 feet) start checking at 45 minutes and make sure not to burn, but take it right to the edge to thoroughly cook
Makes 2- 7 x 3 loaf pans.
7 inch pie pans-
12 inch pullman-
Add 1 cup walnuts
1/2 tsp nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, or allspice
1/4-3/4 cup blueberries or other similar cut/shredded fruit/vegetable
(cherries, apple, pineapple, carrot, zucchini…)
Alternate some sugar for a different sweetener
1 cup chocolate chips
Give the top a crumble with a mixture of butter/oats/brown sugar