Menu

Menu for P4 Retreat: MONTANA 2022

We’re going to be in a gorgeous remote location, but far from grocery stores or restaurants or convenience stores, so simple country cooking is the plan.

This menu isn't set in stone, and there could be changes, especially due to availability at the local shops.  Here is a projected menu plan for the Full Event.

If you are unable to eat certain foods, or need certain food items, be sure to bring your own substitutions that will work for your individual diet plan.

You are welcome to bring any of your own favorite foods, your favorite snacks, your favorite desserts, etc.  Pack what you can in your suitcases, or you may plan a Walmart Shop (pickup only) on your arrival day.  See the Walmart Grocery Pickup Process page for more info.

I'm sure this menu won't be to the exact tastes of everyone, but I am not a restaurant manager, or a chef, and I'd rather spend my time out there talking with y'all than cooking in the kitchen.  The foods selected are pretty simple, and easy, but hopefully, healthy, and tasty, and of course, a little fun.

Montana Retreat Menu Overview

Breakfasts:

Continental style, eggs, boiled eggs, cold cereals, oatmeal, bread/toast, muffins, fruit, yogurt, etc

Up early and want some pancakes?  You’ll have to make these yourself! Brekky will be set out as a self-help buffet style, like hotels do for morning breakfasts.

No specific service provided — come get what you want, make what you want, eat what you take.

Lunches:

Sandwich and salad bars available each day.

  • Lunch meats
  • Tuna salad
  • Egg salad
  • Chicken salad
  • Peanut butter and jelly

Also, leftovers from dinners may be available for you to eat for lunch.

Lunch will be quick and easy.  It’s the middle of our day, and there is not much time for cooking.

Dinners:

Note: Salads will be available for all dinners.
Fresh fish from the river, and grilled burgers may also be available.

Friday:

Pizza Night

Who doesn’t like Friday night pizza?

Nothing fancy, but we’ll have a variety of pizzas to choose from.

Some vegetarian options

Saturday:

Rice Bowl and/or Burrito Night

Ever eaten at Chipotle?  This is our simplified version of a common fave.

Chicken and rice (not spicy), black beans, corn, spinach, fajita meats, chorizo, plus spicy sauces on the side

Make your plate as calm or as spicy as you choose!

Some vegetarian and gluten-free options

Sunday:

Campfire Dinner #1

Hot dogs, chili, coleslaw, cornbread muffins, relish, sauerkraut

Vegetarian chili and Kathy’s creamy chili (with meat)

Of course, every campfire needs S’MORES for dessert!  And roasted marshmallows!

Some vegetarian and gluten-free options

Monday:

Unless our fishing teams come back with fish, it’s a MEATLESS MONDAY

Stuffed baked potato night

Top your ‘tator with beans, chili, broccoli, sour cream, cheeses, sautéed onions and mushrooms

Homemade soup on the side

Some vegetarian and gluten-free options

Tuesday:

Taco Tuesday / Nacho Night.

Which do you prefer?  Tacos or nachos ?

Beef or chicken or fish?

Refried beans, black beans, jalapeños, cheese, sour cream, chili

Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, black olives

Chips and salsa

Queso

Some vegetarian and gluten-free options

Wednesday:

Pasta Night

Pasta — with two sauces: red sauce or Alfredo sauce.

We’re keeping the meats on the side: shredded chicken, beef, or meatballs

Macaroni and cheese for the kiddos!

Some vegetarian options

Thursday:

Breakfast for Supper

Crepes and pancakes

We’ll have a variety of toppings, fruits, syrup, chocolate — make it fun!

Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, chorizo on the side

Some vegetarian options

Friday:

Campfire Dinner #2

We gotta enjoy the great outdoors one more time!

Hot dogs, chili, coleslaw, cornbread muffins, relish, sauerkraut

More S’MORES for dessert?  Roasted marshmallows?

Some vegetarian and gluten-free options

Saturday:

COOK IT ALL Night

It’s our last dinner, so we’ll be having a little bit of everything.

Rice Bowl and Burrito Night, round 2

Sloppy Joe’s with some extra veggies

It’s officially Left-Over Night — finish up whatever there is in the fridge.

Some vegetarian and gluten-free options

Desserts:

Bright, colorful Jello!  Regular and Sugar Free.

I heard there’s a request for a Cookie Making Day?

Kids’ Party with cake and/or cupcakes

Chocolate cake - a must have

Bring or make your own favorite dessert to share.

Who’s bringing the brownies?

Snacks:

Microwave popcorn

Potato chips

Chips and salsa

Fresh fruit and veggies

Small carrots

Cheese and crackers

Celery, with peanut butter and ranch

GORP!