Food I Prepared for the Retreat (with Recipe Links)

Food I Prepared for the Retreat (with Recipe Links)
(Costco: including lots of fish you can’t see: tilapia, salmon, and a $100 piece of wild, fresh tuna)

What would you feed 14 people for three dinners and two lunches?

I focused on healthy and warm (since it was rainy and chilly), as well as no stress for me since I was painting with them all day too. Most was made ahead. We also had fruit and side salads as shown below. (Participants each brought a dessert or hors d’oeuvres. I’m begging for Sharon’s chocolate chip cookie recipe!)

Here is what I made (click for recipe link):

Newfoundland Seafood Chowder (with salmon, tilapia, and Maine scallops)

Kohlrabi and Roasted Beet Salad (I added jicama this time)

Savory Croissant Strata

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with Hemp Heart Dressing (with fresh cherries this time)

Homemade Tuna Burgers on Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Grain Buns

Easy Roasted Tomato Soup (made with our own homegrown heirloom tomatoes)

Einkorn Snickerdoodles

They seemed pleased and wanted the recipes, so here they are!  (And it looks like I’m wanted back again next year.)

(grocery store)



Newfoundland Seafood Chowder


Roasted Beet and Kohlrabi Salad with blueberries (I added jicama too)



Savory Croissant Strata served with Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Fresh Cherries, and a side of grapes






Blackberry Trifle made by a participant (fellow blog reader of yours)



Rainy day lunch: Easy Roasted Tomato Soup (made with our homegrown heirlooms tomatoes frozen from last fall for the occasion) with farmer’s market focaccia


Homemade Tuna Burgers on Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Grain Buns with side salad and fruit



(Leftovers for lunch)


Einkorn Snickerdoodles
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  1. John+gregory 1 year ago

    Wow. How you find time, energy, thought….I am constantly amazed. I run and accomplish little.

  2. K 1 year ago

    Still dreaming about those tuna burgers….

  3. Laura Beckering 1 year ago

    It was all delicious- Thank you for such a thoughtful menu.

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