Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Only two more chicken days to go...

yep, that's how I'm counting down the camp sessions now and it translates to two more weeks. Thursdays are "Chicken Days" which means we prepare a good ole down home country chicken dinner (that's lunch to you northerners). It is also my most dreaded day of camp. Don't get me wrong, I do love cooking for camp but the thought of frying all that chicken just wears me out!! But, it's all worth it when the little critters, I mean campers, come through the line.

Here is a small sampling of what we cooked during the last two sessions of camp. Keep in mind that these were two of our smaller groups. In fact, next weeks session will be larger the the last two combined!!! Do you see the little tear trickling down my face!! :-) Okay here goes:

Sausage......................564 patties
Bacon........................449 strips
Eggs..........................64 dozen
Made from scratch biscuits...347

Not included are all the pancakes, french toast, dry cereal, milk, juices, oatmeal, gravy and chocolate gravy...and that is only breakfast.

I have to say that I have had some great helpers who work hard and make my job fun.

Did I mention that my day starts around 5:30 am. I head to the kitchen by 6:15 and head back home around 8:30 pm where I do the laundry for the day.

After all that, I have to say that BYC or Bootheel Youth Camp is GREAT!!! I had hoped to share some pics of workday with you but I forgot my camera, duh!! I am planning to keep it close at hand next week so I can show you some of the great things that go on.

Till next time...


  1. Oh my, what a rigorous schedule you keep...
    I'm looking forward to the pictures. Happy July! ~Natalie

  2. WOW is all I have to say! I can't imagine cooking all that food!!

  3. I wish I was there to help out! One of these years I am going to be able to come and spend a week to help you in the kitchen. I can get me some of that CHOCOLATE GRAVY:-) People here always say, "What is that?" I just tell them they are missing out! Now you only have 4 actual camp days left! You and Daddy need to make a trip up here! I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH!


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