Originally Posted by Piobaire
Do the meat tomorrow and don't do collards. Rice? Or maybe some good baked beans? Hell, canned bake beans and then just add some pork.
You kidless people are so quaint with your evenings full of free time. Between the normal family routine and packing Thursday night, there's just no way I'll have time to cook anything as time-consuming as a pork butt.
Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie
Hot dogs and tofu hotdogs. If someone is too good for hotdogs, fuck them. Especially if its an outdoors situation.
Ingredients to purchase:
MrsG first suggested hot dogs and cookout-type sides (corn and the like). I'm not anti hot dog in general, but it just seems like such a lame dinner. At this point, however, I might just give in and go that route.
Also, why do I need ketchup in this scenario?
Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
This is why I do not form bonds with people in real life just post my views on the Internet to where no one expects me to cook a brisket or hot dog.
The house isn't in Texas; ain't nobody expecting brisket.
Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
Can you throw a bunch of stuff in a slow cooker?
My alternate recommendation is to buy a bunch of bread and cold cuts and let everyone make their own sandwiches. No one is expecting gourmet food at a mountain cabin.
I'm not sure what the kitchen equipment situation is at the house.
Sandwiches could work, though I kind of feel the same way about them as I do hot dogs. Maybe I'm making this harder than it needs to be by overestimating the degree to which people will care about the quality of the food.
Originally Posted by brokencycle
Do you know the other couples? Otherwise just don't bring anything and go out to eat.
Edit: Also, it isn't too late to say you're not bringing anything and you should all do your own thing and then blame the vegetarians. Everyone naturally hates vegetarians anyway.
They're all friends, some of whom are closer than others. We thought about just opting out of the food entirely, but I kind of feel like we're past the deadline for that. We didn't object when the idea was first floated, and I can see the other people on the trip feeling like it's a little late to say we're not interested in doing the food thing. It's my fault for not going with my gut when this was originally mentioned, but it's still a pain.