"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Beef, Pork, Lamb & Venison > Pork
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
Head Chef
Jeff G.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,352
With loins on sale--BIG DINNER..for me...

Saturday night is my semi-annual dinner I cook for a club I belong to. Generally our socials are pretty simple dinners. When it's my turn in the kitchen I have been turning up the quality.

Last time I did the pork loin roulade with baked sweet potatoes. This time I am going for my Czech pork loin with dumplings, potatoes, carrots. A nice side salad, probably some cole slaw then cakes for desert (I can bake a cake, pastries are not a strong suit). Besides, I am cooking for up to 60 and will have enough to do with just the pork.

With the price of pork down right now, I am figuring cost on production for the entire meal to be under $2 per person. I should have no problem making a profit for the club at $6 per head..

We never know how many will show up. I have only goofed once and not had enough food. Never again... there will be leftovers. Oh, the meal I ran out.... Beef stew on Biscuits. 50 people ate two 18 qt roasters full to the brim of stew.. it was good ...


Jeff G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
Head Chef
Jeff G.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,352
Dinner was a huge success. I cooked 3 whole loins... 38 people ate almost all of the meat. I had way too many potatoes and carrots but it's what fit in the pans when cooking the meat.... They also ate almost all my slaw--and I used a 5 lb bag of shredded cabbage... that's a lot of slaw..... The dumplings turned out just OK. We don't have a steamer, I steamed them on top of the roasting pans. A steamer would have made better dumplings.

The cakes--chocolate chocolate icing, spice with butter cream and lemon with lemon... Huge hit.

Financially, I made a profit for the club I was cooking for, and at $6 a head, that is not bad...
Jeff G. is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.