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Chicken and leek pie.
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Spaghetti Bolognese
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Lasagne
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Chicken Enchiladas
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Cottage Pie
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Sausage Casserole
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Chicken Korma
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Chicken in White Wine
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Lobsgows
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Beef and Ale Pie
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Victoria sponge with fresh cream
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Chocolate Fudge Cake
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Cheesecake
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Pavlova
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Ice Cream&Fruit&Sauces&Wafers
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Cupcakes
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Re: Luxury northern Bootcamp - Gadlas - FOOD!!!!!!

Postby TygerC » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:12 am

vgh50 wrote:salt n pepper... :lol:

You're like my mother. :shock:

vgh50 wrote:...and vinegar (if it's chips) :wink:

This was totally horrible and disgusting when I went to UK the first time, but now I'm addicted. It just grows on you...
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Re: Luxury northern Bootcamp - Gadlas - FOOD!!!!!!

Postby Tahl » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:28 pm

Gruntius wrote:With one vegetarian, one vegan, one spice-hating self-confessed fussy eater do we even have any suggestions for a meal suitable for everyone.

Just fyi, the chili that I mentioned before worked well for a similar range of Bootcampers -- it was easy to make two pots, one with beans & meat and one with only beans. Add a side salad and bread and ice cream, and presto, food for the masses (with the ability to reheat leftovers).
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Re: Luxury northern Bootcamp - Gadlas - FOOD!!!!!!

Postby hewrop » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:52 pm

Gruntius wrote:I have to admit not finding a problem last year in the kitchen but I've never seen the other side of the coin in Tresaith.

I have, Geraint (3 times, I think) and really enjoyed it every time.
In the "old days" we divided the cooking duties between us so that a different pair would cook for each of 5 evenings between the first where Cat or Catrin rustled up something superb and the last where we ate at the Ship Inn. I remember the fun of shopping for and preparing a pastai bwthyn / cottage pie with Ali. At another bootcamp, I produced a tsiawder bwyd y môr / sea-food chowder. We offered a vegetarian version of both of these. And yes, I did bring herbs. Couldn't live without them. :smile:
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Re: Luxury northern Bootcamp - Gadlas - FOOD!!!!!!

Postby Catrin Lliar » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:33 pm

Gruntius wrote:Am I reading too much between the lines here? As a rule the Tresaith bootcampers all pair up and prepare meals for everyone together but last year in the "luxury bootcamp in the North" we kind of fended for ourselves to a certain degree which, in my opinion and because of vegetarian and vegan diets, seemed to work just fine. I am more than happy to fend for myself again because sometimes a blooming big tiger bread and a tub of hummus will do me fine :roll: but will go with the crowd. Bear in mind that meals out may be in the mix also I think (I can remember at least one evening meal out, a take-away and a Sunday lunch last year). What is everyone thinking at this point?

Catrin Lliar wrote:But I do think that cooking and eating together adds a valuable element to Bootcamp. It allows a different level of socialising and interaction and helps people to bond and get to know each other better and of course allows for Welsh discourse of a different nature and exploration of new vocabulary, especially when whoever is cooking chooses to have helpers to chop and fetch. You could always say that those who are confident at cooking and indeed get real pleasure from cooking for others should probably get the chance to do so if they feel like it and maybe you could come to an arrangement where everyone chips in?

essenbee wrote:Well I am a keen cook and am happy to pitch in for group meals! I can bring some recipes along. But, the big question is, can we get a good curry from anywhere?

jstetson wrote:I really missed the group cooking and eating at Northern bootcamp last year. It does all the things Catrin mentions, as well as providing a more relaxed evening overall. I found the kitchen a little tight to accommodate everyone all at once every night. And then there's queuing for the saucepan/fry pan/microwave/oven/whatever...

Atomic Newt wrote:I did bootcamp twice in Tresaith where we paired off to cook and once in the North where everyone fended for themselves. I admit I learned alot doing the cooking together bit but I have to say I preferred the fend for yourself way. I guess it's because I'm one of the problem eaters and I don't eat much on bootcamp anyway so I was always feeling terribly guilty for everyone trying to make a special effort to accommodate me when I was fine with a bit of cheese and bread (and a good cwrw!!) I do take Jan's point that the kitchen is small for so many cooks, but somehow we took turns, moved around each other and got by in the end. I'll go with the majority though--the point in the end is have loads of fun and learn which we all seem to do!

vgh50 wrote:Personally, I'd be happy to go along with Geraint and Jen and fend for ourselves. I can't cook and I don't want to be a burden on anyone, especially as I'm quite fussy, I don't like spicy foods and so don't want anyone going to any trouble when I might not even like what they’ve prepared... :oops:

We're probably only going to have a few meals in, so I'd probably pop a pie and frozen chips in the oven or a ready meal in the popty!
I take Catrin's point regarding the, opportunity for learning, which is of course the whole point of going to a bootcamp. This will be my first, and you guys all sound like seasoned pro's! :shock: :help: :faint: :shock:

So, as the newbie, I'll just go with the flow... :party:

Gruntius wrote:Friday night's meal, Sunday lunch, Thursday gig night, take-away night (is it just me :twisted: )? That leaves 3 nights left to organise. With one vegetarian, one vegan, one spice-hating self-confessed fussy eater do we even have any suggestions for a meal suitable for everyone.

I have to admit not finding a problem last year in the kitchen but I've never seen the other side of the coin in Tresaith.

hewrop wrote:I have, Geraint (3 times, I think) and really enjoyed it every time.
In the "old days" we divided the cooking duties between us so that a different pair would cook for each of 5 evenings between the first where Cat or Catrin rustled up something superb and the last where we ate at the Ship Inn. I remember the fun of shopping for and preparing a pastai bwthyn / cottage pie with Ali. At another bootcamp, I produced a tsiawder bwyd y môr / sea-food chowder. We offered a vegetarian version of both of these. And yes, I did bring herbs. Couldn't live without them. :smile:


OK, lets pull this together and plan ahead a little...

    Friday night - Catrin cooks.

    Saturday night - Take away night - plenty of choice in Pwllheli.

    Sunday night - Eating out at lunch time (Sunday lunch) therefore light dinner - each to their own.

    Monday night - Those who can, cook. Keen cooks such as Stu get the chance to cook for all and share favourite recipes - everyone chips in a few quid to cover costs of food. Those whom have specific dietary/food requirements can chose to opt in or out depending on the choice available.

    Tuesday night - Buffet night - everyone brings one thing to the buffet. A discussion (in Welsh) will be had by the group over breakfast to discuss who may be bringing what to the table so there are no doubles and there will be an opportunity to shop during the day. Everyone can either bring ready prepared food or plan a home made dish. At the buffet everyone gets the chance to explain why they chose to contribute what they did. Catrin brings a chocolate fountain for pudding.

    Wednesday night - Those who can, cook. Keen cooks such as Stu get the chance to cook for all and share favourite recipes - everyone chips in a few quid to cover costs of food. Those whom have specific dietary/food requirements can chose to opt in or out depending on the choice available.

    Thursday night - Eating out and gig in Caernarfon.
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Postby TygerC » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:06 pm

Hmm, well I could make heavy duty version of lentil soup one night if you want to try it out (and are not allergic to peanuts).
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Postby essenbee » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:41 pm

Catrin Lliar wrote:OK, lets pull this together and plan ahead a little...

This sounds like a plan! So basically 2 nights where some degree of group cooking can happen (with opt outs) and a "bring/make and share" buffet. How do we all feel about that?

And I like the sound of that lentil soup Susanna :smile:

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Postby youngblandford » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:39 pm

TygerC wrote:Hmm, well I could make heavy duty version of lentil soup one night if you want to try it out (and are not allergic to peanuts).


As long as its not got marmite in it, I'm up for that.
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Postby owdsb02 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:09 am

Everything sounds perfect to me - as I am not very spoiled. Being the cooking part at home (not special 5 star meals, just the everyday cooking for my family), but I love to help manage the meals and to feed the wolves during the day.

Don´t know how about the others, I am a very early morning bird who loves reading in bed (or doing SSiW lessons !!). So I don´t have problems to prepare breakfast .
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Postby essenbee » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:55 pm

I think that breakfast is something everyone can sort out for themselves, so no worries there. :wink:

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Postby JoanAlciati » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:20 pm

Sounds like a great plan to suit everyone's needs. I would be happy to cook and/or assist in cooking on the nights in. I will eat pretty much anything placed before me... love all kinds of food :cariad: and have never met a cheese I didn't like :wink: Wow, just three weeks from now!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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