Semi-formal! Fall 2011

17 Dec

At the end of every semester, since the Big Spoon’s inception, we hold our Semi-formal. What is semi-formal exactly? Semi-formal is a time to put on your dancing shoes and whatever manner of dress you consider to be “semi-formal,” relax, enjoy wonderful food, and chat with friends. This year our semi-formal is Saturday, December 17. Below you’ll find our decadent menu.



  • Sliced buttered baguettes
  • Brie cheese


  • Bodacious borscht with yummy yogurt topping


  • Scintaliating spinach topped with crazing, walnuts, and balsamic vinegrette

Main Course

  • Rich risotto with creamy sauce, beet greens, and squash
  • Baked squash


  • Gingerbread cheesecake
  • Blondies with chocolate, dried fruit, and walnuts
  • Eggnog ice cream
  • Chocolate whoopee pies with peppermint butter-cream

The Closer to Winter Break, the More the Big Spoon Table becomes Tent City. December 13th – 15th Dinners

15 Dec

Tuesday the 13th

  • Fury tofu with onion and artichoke
  • Braised greens with carrot, feta, and raisins
  • Sauerkraut with caraway seeds
  • Soy sauce rice with egg, onion, black beans, water cress, and greens
  • Whole wheat bagels
  • Pumpkin pie

Wednesday the 15th

  • Roasted potatoes
  • Squash, carrot, and peanut butter soup
  • Whole wheat chocolate crackle cookies
  • Crumb cake
  • Fluffy white bread

Thursday the 15th

  • Cracked wheat
  • Salad with feta
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Whole wheat bread with sunflower seeds
  • Lentil and zucchini soup
  • Coffee cake

Heading into the home stretch. December 5th – 9th Dinners

9 Dec

Monday the 5th

  • Coleslaw
  • Baking powder biscuits
  • Quinoa
  • Baked squash
  • Peppermint chocolate krinkle cookies
  • Strawberry linzer

Tuesday the 6th

  • Coleslaw
  • Quinoa
  • Curry carrot soup
  • Tofu fury
  • Cheeeeeezy potatoes
  • Squashed lasagna

Wednesday the 7th

  • Squash, potato, and carrot soup
  • Quinoa
  • Coleslaw
  • White beer bread with sunflower seeds
  • Peppermint brownies

Thursday the 8th

  • Buttercup squash and pumpkin roasted with curry
  • Braised cabbage with apples and caraway
  • Cracked wheat
  • Whole wheat caraway bread
  • Double chocolate cookies

Friday the 8th

  • Wine night!
  • Black beans, rice, and onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Salad with feta, balsamic vinaigrette, and sunflower seeds
  • Carrots
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Chocolate oatmeal cookies

Enjoyin’ that home-cooked food. November 28th – December 1st Dinners

3 Dec

Monday the 28th

  • Salad with carrots
  • Brown rice
  • Cooked kale
  • Baked crackers
  • Kohlrabi fries
  • Guacamole
  • Sautéed brussel sprouts and onions

Tuesday the 29th

  • Bagels
  • Cous cous
  • Roasted winter vegetables
  • Mango and walnut salad
  • Adorable honey-walnut doughballs

Wednesday the 30th

  • Chili mac!!
  • Baked squash with brown suga and cinnamon
  • Molasses cookies
  • Wheat hump bread

Thursday the 1st

  • Squash lasagna (Natalie made the ricotta cheese!)
  • Cabbage and carrot salad
  • Rosemary whole wheat bread
  • Meringue with kiwi sauce

The Week of Thanksgiving! November 21st – 22nd Dinners

22 Nov

Monday the 21st

  • Olive quick bread
  • Veggie Sheppard’s pie with mashed potatoes, lentils, carrots, and onions
  • Fruit salad with oranges, pomegranates, and avocados
  • Sautéed broccoli

Tuesday the 22nd

  • Cabbage salad
  • Tofu egg stir-fry
  • Brown rice
  • Refurbished lentils
  • Wheat bread
  • Brownie cookies with pumpkin moose and whipped cream

November 14th – 18th Dinners

18 Nov

Monday the 14th

  • Margo’s birthday cake for Tim
  • Coleslaw
  • Carrots and beets
  • Quinoa with beet greens
  • Pipin’ hot biscuits
  • Whoopie pies: chocolate and pumpkin spice cream

Tuesday the 15th

  • Beet bread
  • Salad with carrots
  • Quinoa with beet greens
  • Brown rice
  • Sautéed cabbage, onion, and carrot
  • Brown butter punkin cake with honey glaze

Friday the 18th

  • Macaroons from Café V
  • D’oal bhaat rice
  • Vegetable/paneer moms with soy chili dipping sauce
  • Carrot apple salad
  • Cranberry orange bread
  • Candied cranberries
  • Oatmeal, cranberry, coconut, and chocolate chip cookies
  • Our guest, Pablo Toral, brought wine and honey and almond chocolate

A Big Co-op Day!

12 Nov

Saturday, November 12 is a big day for the Big Spoon. Tonight the Big Spoon hosts a lovely dinner with fellow co-ops on campus, OEC, Vegan, and Bro-op,  for inter-co-op mingling and dining. This evening, by the ingenuity of our Big Spoon member Keston, a new co-op is starting. Dubbed Coffee on College, this new co-op will provide late night baked goods, fair trade coffee and tea, and a space to hang out. The kick-off event hosts the Beehive Collective, It’s a very exciting time on campus!