Here was our menu:
I need to remember to pull out the first night's meal out of the freezer in advance and defrost. Keep it on ice to keep cool of course, but frozen solid, with no microwave to help you defrost before you warm it up, takes forever!!
We ate well as you can see. Brandon tried out some Portuguese Fry Bread as our rolls with the pasta shells. I'd tried my hand at making some homemade ricotta (very easy you should try it out!) and so cooked up a box of pasta shells and then stuffed them with my ricotta mix. We had a dinner that night out of the shells and I froze the rest of them on a cookie sheet, then bagged. I tried taking a German sausage package I had on hand for the Scotch eggs (not the link I was given, but will give you an idea of how to do it) and discovered that popping the sausage in the food processor and pulsing it back into a ground consistency wasn't going to be enough for this recipe. We tried to keep the sausage on the eggs, but they kept falling apart. Not enough fat in the sausage to help hold them together. So it became a 'hash' with the addition of potatoes. It all mixed well and was hearty in camp.
We tried our hand at making a 'weak mead' from a recipe shared here. It came out sweet and very carbonated. Lisa liked it so much that she put in a request for a bottle of her own at the next event. There really was very little alcohol content and could very easily be drank as a 'pop'.
I let Brandon have the camera for the weekend, and for some reason no pics of the pavilion were taken. I'll fix that at the next event. I did get some undocumented spinning time on Friday in camp spinning for Tour de Fleece. Saturday I took Leeloo down and we watched the War scenarios going on. She was very fascinated by all the action going on and didn't appear to be intimidated by all the men in the various amour.
|Shadow Wolf Wood in his mask, you can kind of see the tattooing (if FB allows you to view) on his left arm.|
|I had Brandon take this photo, because I was just so impressed by how he rocked his look. Armour, hair, tattoo. I wouldn't want to take him him on.|
|Snuggling Leeloo in her pirate sweater, with Dawn-Marie and Larissa in the background.|
|Asim in his armour. He's looking good too!|
|Brandon knows what's going on here, but looks like its just one-on-one combat|
|Pretty shields and helmet|
|Don't you just love his helmet with the mohawk? I think these were some of the Spartans, but I can't say for sure. The Spartans we had as neighbors last year didn't come up. They were from the West and were not the host kingdom this year.|
|Dawn-Marie in my loaned apron dress. I'm in a simple gates of hell over dress walking Leeloo and heading through the merchants.|
Overall, we had an enjoyable weekend. I learned I'll have to work with Leeloo and not reacting to big dogs. Sigh. I also learned that I want to pare down some of the stuff we're bringing and reorganize things. So that's been going on.