Thursday, August 5, 2010

Feeding a Crowd

Back in 2008 the city of Cedar Rapids was flooded by the Cedar River. It is called a 500 year flood. Businesses, houses, cars and other items were downright destroyed. Luckily only one life was lost and that was due to a heart attack. It was horrible to live through, horrible to think about and horrible to imagine it ever happening again.

Today I have been cleaning out some file boxes and ran across a news paper with a story about The Salvation Army. It told how they were helping by fixing meals and setting up mobile canteens. Local businesses volunteered their space and local chefs volunteered their services for fixing these 2700 plus meals a day. These meals fed those effected and working in the flood ravaged areas.

This article also included the recipe to for BBQ Pork Sandwiches and Green Beans. I thought I would share in case any of you have a pot luck you need to provide some vittles for.

BBQ Pork Sandwiches with Green Beans on the Side for 2000 People

630 pounds of pork
21 gallons of BBQ sauce
1 gallon basil
1 gallon salt
1 gallon pepper
1 gallon thyme
175 dozen buns
ten 40 pound cases green beans
two 30 pound cases butter

Rub the pork with the basil, salt, pepper and thyme. Roast for 6 hours and then slice and cover with BBQ sauce. Melt the butter and pour over the beans. Pack. Repeat.

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