NYCADS 2010 Food Tally update 9/17

In the home stretch.

This post is going to be of rather specialized interest. If you are thinking of bringing food for the New York City All-Day Singing at the Fifteenth Street Meeting House on Saturday, September 18, 2010, look here for the current list of what we are expecting. You can post a comment or email me (address on About page) to ask a question or make an offering. Also, let me know if you will be willing to help set up (means arriving before 10) or to clean up. Thanks in advance to everyone.

This post is meant to give everyone an idea of what is still missing as the time comes closer, but know that whatever you want to bring will be gratefully received and eagerly devoured. Home-made dishes are always special, but this is New York: takeout is more than acceptable. Let’s show our visitors the range of local inspirations.


For inspiration, a couple of food blogs that have great recipes for potlucks are Smitten Kitchen and 101 Cookbooks (she’s got a lot of veggie recipes). Email Rachel Speer for a collection of traditional potluck recipes — Rachel is an excellent cook and I know all her recipes will come out well. And don’t forget that the Union Square Greenmarket is open on Saturday morning.

A few things to bear in mind: The closer your dish is to ready to go when it arrives (in a suitable dish for serving, with utensils), the easier it will be for everyone. There are several good-sized lunchrooms downstairs or we can sit out on the flagged court in front of the meetinghouse, but NO FOOD OR DRINK may be brought into the sanctuary (this includes water). Temperature tolerance is important; we will have close to zero fridge space available, and if we can avoid messing with the ovens, our lives will all be simpler. Remember that hot food wrapped in blankets will stay warm for hours. (If Alabama singers can make it work in remote country churches, we can do it in Manhattan.) The list follows.

Curried lentil salad (Mary)
Peanut noodles (Nancy B.)
Bagels (Ann)
Mac & cheese (Ian Q)
Pear salad (Ian Q)
Turkey loaves (Charlotte)
Ham and meat loaves (Brenda)
Cold cuts (Harriet, I hope)
Spicy baked chicken (nbm)

Chickpea and leek salad (nbm)
Zucchini pasta salad (nbm)
Hummus & pita (Melissa M)
Winter squash dish (Ezra)
Bulghur, vegetable & feta salad (Anna N & Ian M)
All these below from Anna M:
Green bean casserole
Sweet potato casserole
Mashed potatoes
Collard greens
Rice and beans
Pineapple upside-down cake
Squash & onions (Violet)
Multiple casseroles (Rachel S.)
Pulled pork (Inga)
Rice salad (Inga)
Beef stew (Al)
Pierogies (they’re back!) (Sarah via Aldo)
Bagels (Aldo)
Cheese (Richard S)

Cranberry cake (Anna M & Ian M)
Buttermilk pie (Ryan)
Blondies (Katie F)


2 thoughts on “NYCADS 2010 Food Tally update 9/17

  1. Ian says:

    Hey, Nancy. Anna and I will be bringing some sort of grain salad (with tomatoes, feta, etc.), and a dessert, possibly a cranberry upside-down cake.

  2. i will bring a squash/onions dish

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