Lunch For The Shelter

 I made a huge lunch for the shelter today.

 I made lots of coleslaw.

Eight heads of cabbage went into this.  I made 20 quarts.

 And rolls.

 Lots and lots of rolls.

 Hundreds actually.

 200 to be precise.

 And 4 of these babies.  These took hours to slice. I ended up with 20 quarts of ham.

 I even made extra glaze so the guys could sop it up with their rolls.

 I mixed up 20 quarts of Cracker Barrel's hashbrown casserole.

 And more rolls.

 The casserole going into the oven which is still clean!

 I was so sticky after carving all the ham.

 This was a first for me and I have no idea what it tasted like but the smell....oh the smell!

My husband and The Blog Tech walked into the house and were like...when do we get some of the potatoes?  I was like...you have to go to the shelter for lunch.  They were like....damn!

Comments

Laurie M said…
oh my gosh, you are back in the big batch cooking,,,, BIG TIME!!!!! Yummo!
Teacats said…
Wonderful food!! And made with so much care and love -- blessings on your kind heart!

Cheers! Jan at Rosemary Cottage
petoskystone said…
Wow! That's a lot of rolls :)
Patty Woodland said…
Sounds like a feast for the ages
I bet the guys at the shelter have been longing for Your return! But I would have gone mad making all those rolls :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Guillaume said…
Everything looks delicious except the ham, but this is no criticism of your cooking skills, as for some reason I hate ham, whoever cooks it.
Cottage Tails said…
How are you liking your new oven?
I bet the shelter blokes loved you arriving.
Nellie said…
What a wonderful meal! Bless you!
Barb said…
What a wonderful lunch, they must love to see you come!!
TARYTERRE said…
You must have made their day with all that delicious food. What is the recipe for Cracker Barrel's Hasbrown casserole???
Jennifer said…
So wonderful that you give so much time and effort to make the mens' lives happier! I hope the blessings you bestow come back to you tenfold!

Deb said…
It all looks gorgeous. I hope your ovens have been up to the challenge. My mother had a Thermador that never broke down. Of course, today that is unlikely.
linda said…
I made your ham last year and it is the best I have ever tasted!! I have been so hungry for it again and just happened to look and here you are making it again for the shelter.. They are so lucky to have found you! I have seen some of the homeless under the bridge at times in Pittsburgh and always wonder if they are also the guys who eat at the shelter. Your bread could win any contest..
sandra hagan said…
Everything looks and sounds so good. It is really amazing that one woman cooked all this food.

A plate of these goodies would make me happy!.

How are the new ovens?

Take care of you.
sandra hagan said…
Everything looks and sounds so good. It is really amazing that one woman cooked all this food.

A plate of these goodies would make me happy!.

How are the new ovens?

Take care of you.
sandra hagan said…
Everything looks and sounds so good. It is really amazing that one woman cooked all this food.

A plate of these goodies would make me happy!.

How are the new ovens?

Take care of you.
Nancy said…
Bless you for what you do for the shelter. Not only do you provide food, but really wonderful food. What cut of ham have you shown above? Send a plate my way please. It looks yummy. Would you consider sharing these recipes? (Your blog is my Bev replacement now. I think of her so often and miss her.)
Sandy said…
Jaz,

OMG.....everything looks delicious!!!

Those at the shelter appreciate all that you do for them.
What a beautiful thing. Bless you.