View Poll Results: What does the average attendee like to eat for dinner at Rallies?
Roast beef, pork, or fish. Potato, Veg, Salad, and Desert 30 54.55%
Ham and Beans, Cole Slaw, and Desert 7 12.73%
Hamburger, Hot dogs, Macaroni Salad, and Desert 20 36.36%
Sandwiches, Chips, and Cookies 5 9.09%
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:43 AM   #1
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What does the average attendee like for dinner at Rallies?

Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot

I like baked beans, bbq beans & three bean salad, but that's not the point of this thread.

The question I wanted to throw out there, is what do people like to eat for dinner at rallies and how is it viewed? Does the average wally type at Rallies like to drink good beer/wine, eat "fancy" food, and generally try something different? Do they prefer hamburgers, hot dogs, and easy prepared food? Do they prefer the old ham and bean or just a loaf of white bread and tuna fish?

So, what do the average wally types eat for dinner at Rallies?

Also:

Cost is always the issue as I see it, but when you are buying for 75 people is it more expensive to buy hamburger(85/15) or pork tenderloin?

Is cooking the big meal considered an adult activity and viewed as a fun time with friends or a job that no one wants but does so because the troops need to eat?


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Old 09-25-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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Some of each!

We usually have one "major" meal that may be catered or prepared by the rally hosts with a meat, veggie, and desert. Our other meals are usually less formal: hamburgers, sausage wraps, and the like.

A big favorite on the day of arrival at our rallies is a salad pot luck with everyone bringing a favorite salad. It requires minimum cooking and a lot of the preparation can be done before leaving home.
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Maybe we're not your avereage wally type but we have been at rallies with steamed Artichokes for all, paella for 50, spit roasted lamb,hand made tortillas and other labor intensive foods. Cooking can be a great time to hang out a socialize.

My Favorite easy meal is a BYOM BBQ (bring your own meat). Bring a side dish to share.
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My vote is for Spam in a Can.

its "just camping", right?
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How about canning the bigotry?

It seems to me that it is very ugly to start segregating "wally type" as if those who are of this class eat differently than others.

There seems to be a lot of such ugliness going around. Not only are eating habits being impugned but also manners of dress and other things.

Some of this bigotry may be in fun, but it is still ugly, especially when it is just one part of other such 'fun' and a current hot topic in other threads (just search for "wally")
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We generally like to have, meat veggies salad, hold the carbs please
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How about canning the bigotry?

It seems to me that it is very ugly to start segregating "wally type" as if those who are of this class eat differently than others.

There seems to be a lot of such ugliness going around. Not only are eating habits being impugned but also manners of dress and other things.

Some of this bigotry may be in fun, but it is still ugly, especially when it is just one part of other such 'fun' and a current hot topic in other threads (just search for "wally")

Is your beret a little tight? We're all part of the same club after all. I include myself as a wally type and I'm damn proud of it. I don't see anything ugly about it. I'll eat what's put in front of me, but the thread is supposed to be an exploration into what people eat at their rallies?

I guess if I were English and called someone a Wally it would be an insult. Here in this crowd, being a wally is a beutiful thing. Being a bigot here is usually towards those big fat, ugly white boxes..... I guess that's accetable

It's all in good fun being a Wally I hope I can include you.
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Is your beret a little tight? We're all part of the same club after all. I include myself as a wally type and I'm damn proud of it. I don't see anything ugly about it. I'll eat what's put in front of me, but the thread is supposed to be an exploration into what people eat at their rallies?

I guess if I were English and called someone a Wally it would be an insult. Here in this crowd, being a wally is a beutiful thing. Being a bigot here is usually towards those big fat, ugly white boxes..... I guess that's accetable

It's all in good fun being a Wally I hope I can include you.
I'm proud to be a Wally too.

And I like the all rally foods you've listed in the survey. Love the diversity we have - each rally is different in regards to the food prepared.

I'm going to host a rally for the NEU next October. Planning a Dutch Oven / Fire Cooking theme. Should be fun on a cool fall night - knowing how much we love our fires.
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This is hard because depending on all the factors of a weekend such as weather, location of the campground to site seeing, and available free time any one of the mentioned dinners would be good.

But then again I'll eat anything.

Carla is more discreet with what she will have for dinner. Hot dogs are great as far as I'm concerned!
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I love Mexican food and it is fun to make for large groups (and inexpensive)
Carne Asada
Adobo Pork
Machacha (slow cooked beef)
Beans
Rice
Fresh Tortilla
for appetizer queso fundido (melt cheese> queso oaxaca<, chorizo and green chilies)

The list goes on.. Its fun and easy to make and everyone leaves saying wow that was good...
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Are you sayin' rally attendees are just average? That's just plain insulting, Doug.

I can't speak for any "average attendees" since I don't know any, but the wally-types in this family like the kind of food that would make for a good old-fashioned picnic outing. Meat on the grill, cold salads on the side, baked beans, corn-on-the-cob, fruit, and pies and cookies for desserts.

We save the gourmet cooking for home.

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Wally types now equals attendees... I've been corrected

I wanted to put this question out there because there are some nagging questions in my mind about food at rallies and why some have very strong opinions about food. Does the potato define us?????

Is it the food that some people get turned off at or is it the perceived pretense, or lack thereof, of the food that people get turned off at? One man's macaroni and cheese is another man's Macarone du Fromage. Same stuff? Cool with me either way....

It would seem that the numbers support the notion that we need a variety of food at rallies, which I think is the case today. Variety is GOOD! If you don't like the burgers bring your steak, if you don't like the steaks bring your burger. Just be there and enjoy the people around you. That's what it's all about.

Aren't there enough issues at work already?

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I like to take the gourmet route, but then, that's why I bought an Airstream! There is nothing wrong with 'burgers and hotdogs. They're our traditional Saturday lunch at home. But I'm with Janet when we travel. We have a little more time when we're relaxed and can enjoy the preparation as well as the consumation of the food. We have taken Paella to the potluck dinners before as well as the Georgia interpretation of Mexican.

As for happy hour...I'm for that too. Since you can't get the built in Nu-tone blenders anymore, I just bought a vintage deco Waring Blendor to go with my Airstream complete with Ice Jet ice crusher. Margaritas at our campsite!
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