1998 Meal Ideas

Meal on the trail

Submitted by: FALG
Primary Concept: Ambience
Difficulty: Easy
Served as: Dinner
Cost range: Cheap
Preparation time: 31 - 60 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
It is easy. This is at the end of the blind hike. We get our dinner at the end. We all do the blind hike(since you wanna keep it, I will make it cool.) Our dinner will be baked beans and other cowboy traditionals when riding the trails.

Carny Snack

Submitted by: Ron Donohue
Primary Concept: Cuisine,Ambience
Difficulty: Average
Served as: Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 31 - 60 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
Set up a variety of carnival type games of skill, with
carnival type food (corn dogs, cotton candy, caramel corn, etc.)
as the prizes. Each person is given some fixed number of tickets
and tries to win their food. The carnival games should be doable,
not like the rip offs that typify most carnival. Examples include
flipping cards into a hat, guess your weight, ball toss and so on.
Probably too cold for a dunk tank, unless Steve (who is immune to
cold) feels up to it.

Home Grown Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Cuisine
Difficulty: Moderate
Served as: Lunch
Cost range: Cheap
Preparation time: 31 - 60 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
This goes with the Plant a Seed thought. At Cold Time Camp this year we give each one who comes to camp some seeds; he has to bring some of what he's grown back to camp for us to eat at this meal. The food could be things that might keep, like some roots, or it could be a thing which is canned or dried. We would need to pick the seeds well, since we could not keep all things from the time they were ripe 'til Cold Time Camp. We could give hard things to those who said they could do the work.

Chunk o' Gold Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Cuisine
Difficulty: Easy
Served as: Lunch,Dinner,Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 31 - 60 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
Bake one or more small things in baked goods, those who find them win and get some sort of prize. We could do some sort of thing like a worm cake too where one has to eat fake dirt to find the prize

You grab it, you eat it.

Submitted by: LSH
Primary Concept: Cuisine
Difficulty: Moderate
Served as: Lunch,Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
Get garbage bags, hold them in the air so you can't see what is inside. Let the person grab the food, then they eat it. Add some nasty things like raw hotdog for added amusement. Also, this could be an activity. You can make it a relay. Whatever team finishes all their food first, wins. Then you get really gross stuff like olives, nasty yogurt flavors, wierd cheeses. Get enough so that every person has to eat about three different things. Hopefully, some teams will lose because their team is in the bathroom throwing up.

Ark Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Ambience
Difficulty: Demanding
Served as: Lunch,Dinner,Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: Over an hour
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
We have not had much luck with games which pit two or more teams of cooks, but I think this one could work:
For one meal there are two teams of cooks who have the same food, but can fix it as they see fit. This would not be the way we have done it in the past, it would be more planned. We would just say that the meal would be rice, beans, and hens and it would be up to the teams to fix them as they saw fit. There would be a pair of each dish. We would let each team have some cash to use to buy the parts they would need for their meal and would be free to spend more but they would have to use the same base parts --- they could not serve steak as their half of the ark if the choice was made to serve hen.

Death Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Cuisine,Ambience
Difficulty: Average
Served as: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,Snack
Cost range: High
Preparation time: 31 - 60 minutes
Equipment Needs: Moderate
Basics of the meal
This meal could take more than one form
The Last Meal
The meal could serve foods based on the last meal of some man who was killed for his crimes, or it could be the sort of food one would want if one were to be killed by crimes
Food of the Dead
It could be food that the dead would eat -- in this case, it would be like the brain snack, the food could be made to look like parts of men
Food to make you dead
We could eat lots of dumb food, things that are now called bad for you, like red meat and fat
Get Them First
Eat things which are known to eat the dead. We could have worms, but we could have birds too -- I don't know what crow tastes like, but it might be a new thing to try

Life Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Cuisine,Ambience
Difficulty: Moderate
Served as: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 31 - 60 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
The meal should have three or more sets of food each of which would be from one stage of life. It would start with a course that could be fed to a babe in arms, then one for a two year old, then six, then ten and three, then one score and one, then two score, then three score and ten.
Each course should be served in the right kind of dish and those who eat should try to act like one of the right age. For the first two or three, there could be pairs since babes don't eat food on their own.

Spew Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Cuisine,Ambience
Difficulty: Demanding
Served as: Dinner
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
The goal of this meal is to make those you eat with spew food from their mouth or nose. The foods served should be of types that would be fun to see spewed and would not cause great pain if launched from the nose.
Foods which are soft would be best, and there should be lots to drink.

Earn a Treat Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Ambience
Difficulty: Average
Served as: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
The group is split to form teams (teams might be just one or two man teams). Each one has a trick he must learn and the rest of his team has to teach it to him. There is a hand sign or key word that tells him when to do the trick. If he does it, he gets some food. The rest of his team can point, make hand signs, or act out the trick, but they can't use words to tell him the trick.
The team that first gets all their tricks down wins and gets to sit and eat while the rest have to keep at it.

Rope them dogs

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Ambience
Difficulty: Moderate
Served as: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
The food, which could be hot dogs, must be stood up in a rack, then each one who wants to each must use a rope with a loop in it to grab his food from a length. There would have to be a test to see how far that should be, since we would not want to starve while one tried to rope his dog.
Some foods which would be just round and hard to grab (like a pear or a red fruit which could bring woe) could have "horns" put on them (forks stuck in?) to make the game work.
We would not try to rope soup or such things if they were served, though it might be fun to do that too.

Cowboy Cacti

Submitted by: Leader 98
Primary Concept: Cuisine
Difficulty: Nigh Impossible
Served as: Lunch,Dinner,Snack
Cost range: Ridiculous
Preparation time: Over an hour
Equipment Needs: Substantial
Basics of the meal
It is cactus. I don't how long it cooks, or how much it costs, but it would be cool. Well, are you happy now, I am posting ideas.

The Lose a Dave Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Cuisine
Difficulty: Average
Served as: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 31 - 60 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
Eat foods which Steve and Ron can eat on their planned weight loss food list. I'm sure the two of them can give more, but we could have at least one meal which the two of them can eat. The foods must have low or no starch. They can be lots of meat, cheese and some of the green things. They can't be roots. Based on what I have heard, the best choice might be to start the day with this meal, since eggs and meat are both low. It would mean no bread and no juice though.
Still it might be neat to see how those who have lost a whole Dave ate while they lost their Dave.

Trail Side

Submitted by: Glen Reid
Primary Concept: Ambience
Difficulty: Easy
Served as: Lunch,Dinner,Snack
Cost range: Cheap
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
Baked beans and coffee over the fire, like the Cowboys of the West while they were out on the trail. Various other foods can be added to make it a true meal

Tie Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Cuisine,Ambience
Difficulty: Average
Served as: Dinner,Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 31 - 60 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
All the food served in this meal must be long and thin. It must not be stiff -- the goal is that each thing in the meal could be tied in one of the knots known to all Scouts if one chose to do so.
Some things, like rolls, could be tied ere they were cooked so that they kept the theme. The rest of the meal might have squash (some of which could be scraped out and tied), food that the one-eyed man who sails would eat from the can, all forms of wheat and grain which are dried and then baked or boiled to make them soft once more, We could have some sort of sweets that comes in ropes, strips of beef or meat, string cheese and I'm sure there are more things we could think of with time.

Thai Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Cuisine
Difficulty: Average
Served as: Dinner
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: Over an hour
Equipment Needs: Moderate
Basics of the meal
Serve foods that one might eat if one were a Thai. The food would have a lot of spice and would be from a place whose food we had not tried in the past.

The Food Channel Meal

Submitted by: Tom
Primary Concept: Cuisine
Difficulty: Moderate
Served as: Dinner
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Equipment Needs: Moderate
Basics of the meal
Simple, ever watch the Food Channel?? Dozens of "How to" shows, how to make this and that and the other thing. This kinda a mix of activity and meal. We have teams of like 3 or 4 people and they get up and while they are making the dish for the meal, they have to explain to us the steps and how to make everything while they do it. One could just be the spokes person and explains what his teammates are doing or any varation of that. The dishes for the meals should be some what moderate to make (ie no corn unless you have some spectacular way of making it). They would get judged on there creativity, presentation, information and the like.

Around The World In 80 Dishes

Submitted by: Mark-->
Primary Concept: Cuisine
Difficulty: Demanding
Served as: Dinner
Cost range: High
Preparation time: Over an hour
Equipment Needs: Substantial
Basics of the meal
An extensive banquet which would incorporate a lot of the current interest in international themes into one impressive and unique-to-Winter-Camp meal. Four-fifths as exciting as the 100-dish banquet of days past, which is not a bad score. The title pretty much says it all: this would be an international smorgasbord of eighty different ethnic or semi-ethnic dishes (America would certainly be welcome.). (Credits for this idea: Jules Verne and the folks who brought you the television series "Dream On".)

Big Bro Meal

Submitted by: Big Bro
Primary Concept: Cuisine
Difficulty: Average
Served as: Lunch,Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Equipment Needs: Light
Basics of the meal
The goal of the meal is to serve foods which have names of just one part and which are not tricks -- they must have one part names which all would use with no thought. I think the list of foods could be:
Snack -- Corn Chips & Dip, Pop.
Lunch - Fish & Chips. Steak & Eggs, or Grilled Cheese & Soup served with pears, plums, or cake.
We could make a rule too that no things with two part words could be used to make or serve the meal and that all must speak as I do while the meal is held. This might be more fun, since we could use the stove but not the part which bakes (we want to do it with no word tricks, just the base name for things which all would know and use).
(And yes, I know this makes my head seem more big, and will lead to a small fact quiz of some sort -- first one to ask that a meal be held in his name or some such thing).

Bakery Snack

Submitted by: Steve Donohue
Primary Concept: Cuisine, Ambience
Difficulty: Average
Served as: Snack
Cost range: Average
Preparation time: Over an hour
Equipment Needs: Moderate
Basics of the meal
Eat lots of freshly baked goods following the all evening baking session.
Meal would defintely require that we bake fresh bread and then smother it in a variety of condiments, including honey, jam, butter and just about any other item normally put on toast. Could also include some cookies, but the dream image just says bread. Freshly baked bread...

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