Originally Posted by Alix
OK... This last weekend my band played at a festival a couple of hours from home. Since it was in a beautiful area we decided to spend a few days camping there with our families and friends and it turned into a 24 family, 4 day outdoor cooking spree. We planned meals in advance with everyone pitching in and helping.
One night we had pit smoked salmon and artichokes, another we had a bring your own meat (BYOM) bbq and on the last night we had a chili night.
People signed up to bring condiments for the BBQ, chili and next mornings breakfast of cooked to order eggs, tortillas, cinnimon rolls and ham (2 people per meal). All six people brought shredded cheese and all of them bought 5 lb bags. One person brought 2 bags for a grand total of 13 bags. 7 x 5 = 35 lbs of cheese. We used less than 2 bags and a third bag was lost to a family of raccons who actually dragged away the entire bag while we watched, laughing so hard no one could intervene.
When it came time to pack up at the end of the weekend, there were left overs. The person in charge of this process divided the meat and chili amongst the interested parties and then decided that since I was a vegetarian the cheese should go to me. When I was packing my car I found a cooler next to the back door with a note, full of cheese. Really, really full.