Monday, May 24, 2010

Toot, toot!

Now how does that jingle go?

Bean, beans, the musical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot
The more you toot, the better you feel
So let's have beans for every meal!

My dad taught me that when I was a wee little tyke.

Anyways, this post has nothing to do with that.

This post is about me tooting my own horn!

I put this up on my food blog today, but I figured since I've got 5 times the visitors over here that I'd make you people read it too. So there.

Biggest Morning Tea

Each year, the Biology dept up at our local Flinders Uni hosts what they like to call "The Biggest Morning Tea". It only costs $4 to get in (that's just a couple of Aussie $2 coins). All the cooking is done on a volunteer basis.

My BIL works at the Paleo lab in the Bio dept so he's on their email list. Last week he received an urgent email asking for more cooking-type folks. So far only 4 people had volunteered, and none of them featured any savory dishes.

Mike (BIL) told them about my cooking prowess, and I got in email contact with the lady in charge. She is very thrilled with what I said I could make for them.

Here's the list of what I'll be making between now (monday arvo) and thurs morn:

Cheese and bacon muffins

soft pretzels w/ cheese sauce

mexican chocolate fondue

zucchini bread

cumin seed crackers

wholemeal chia seed bread w/sunflower and pumpkin seeds

morrocan seasoned pan bread w/ grana padana cheese

fresh homemade ricotta cheese (it's easier than you think) to go with the cumin crackers and whatever.

They are expecting 100 to 150 people... This will be challenging, especially as MIL has a couple of doctor appointments this week.

Wish me luck folks!

Oh, the proceeds from it go directly the Flinders Med Centre (right next to the U) for their cancer research.


Riago7 said...

Oh, yummm ... Dave, your special dishes sound so tasty! All those "tea-goers" are certainly in for a real treat! And I think it's mighty nice of you to take time to participate, especially during this busy week. Very best wishes to MIL, too. I hope she will do well.


Alaena said...

Cheese and Bacon muffins??? I couldn't even read that without going into a cholesterol seizure... and yet... I'm strangely compelled to go find the recipe.....

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Linda: Food's all on pace, except it looks like I won't have time to make the pretzels, but I've 3 kinds of cheese and I'll do a cheese sauce that morning. MIL is doing fine, her only appt today is with her GP for some routine stuff and surgery isn't till friday. This actually is really taking my mind off of RL! And I get to play in the kitchen, BONUS!

Alaena: I'll get the recipe up on my food blog soon for them, they are soooooo quick and easy to make. And tasty too.