NPSO 2012 Annual Meeting
Meals: Options & Menus
Attendees at the NPSO Annual Meeting have a number of options for eating. We have hired a caterer to provide delicious meals, but if you want to cook your own, buy from local grocery stores, bring food from home, or eat in Illinois Valley restaurants, cafes or bars, you have those options. Use of the Deer Creek Center kitchen is limited to those staying in the rooms inside. Campers at Deer Creek Center who wish to cook should bring their own food and gear, including a camp stove.
Our menus provide options for vegetarians, but if you have food allergies that preclude partaking of the catered food, we recommend that you use another option. The menus are posted here so that you can make your choice and plan ahead.
Snacks for the Friday evening social are included in the registration fee. For all other meals, you will indicate on the registration form if you want to purchase each individual meal. Meal prices are indicated on the registration form. Early registration helps us and our caterer prepare for the event. There will not be excess food so it is necessary to preregister for meals.
The Friday evening social will be held at the Deer Creek Center. Bring your own beer or wine and your own glass.
Breakfast and build your lunch setup will also be in the classroom at the Deer Creek Center.
The banquet Saturday evening will be at the Selma Center in nearby Selma. Bring your own glass (when you check in, we will give you a glass that is included in the registration fee) because our caterer is not furnishing glassware. You may bring your own beer or wine; lemonade and water will be served.
You are on your own for breakfast Sunday morning. There will be trays of food Sunday morning at the business meeting, for those attending it.
For those of us with coffee addictions, there is an espresso stand out at the highway across from where you turn in on the Illinois River Road.
All meals will be prepared by Kate Dwyer Catering using local, fresh, organic ingredients, simply and deliciously prepared.
We have eaten food prepared by Kate Dwyer and it is wonderful! We expect that you will agree.
Friday Night Snacks
Included with registration
6PM, Deer Creek Center
Local vegetable crudités with artisan olive oil and sea salt, or sour cream dip
Caramelized onion brioche with blue cheese
7AM, Deer Creek Center
Coffee and Tea
Homemade berry crumb cake
Homemade vegan bran and fruit muffins
Fresh fruit platter
Local eggs, hard-cooked, with salsa
Soy and dairy milks
Saturday Build Your Own Lunch
7:45AM, Deer Creek Center
Assorted top quality sliced breads
Local lettuces and spinach
Finely shaved spring onion
Asian baked tofu
Homemade hummus with freshly toasted cumin
Lemon-garlic baked chicken breast
Saturday Banquet Dinner
6:30PM, Selma Center
Artisan breads with herb crème spread
Green salad with strawberries and shaved fennel and spring onion vinaigrette
Chicken breast stuffed with herb crème and grilled over rosemary and lavender branches
Vegan option-Potato Terrine with roasted red pepper sauce
Carrots in rosemary orange butter
Hibiscus rose lemonade
Fabulous strawberry cake
Vegan option-strawberries with chocolate sauce
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