The Ultimate Sunday Funday

Talk about a FUNDAY!  I catered an event for a regular customer and it was truly something special.  It started out as an “end of the summer pool party”, however, at the time we planned this, we had a hurricane co20190929_105057-01-01ming our way.  So we postponed, but now there was no special occasion.  It just became a Sunday football party!!  What was so fun about this party, was how they designed their home to host- the outdoors and indoors became one space and it was awesome!  There were TVs all over the house with different games on so all fans can watch their teams.  There was even a large TV over their Wolf grill and the host made sure I was able to watch my game as I cook!  Because the party was outside and inside, some of their guests even arrived in their yachts!  Never saw that before! LOL  But how fun!  They had a DJ, 2 bartenders, a poker dealer, and me, the chef!  Yes, this really happened!  It was sooo fun!

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The menu:

*Crudite platter with hummus, tzatziki, veggies, pita

*Arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette

*Antipasto pasta salad

*Vegetable paninis with pesto

*Grilled chicken

*Grilled corn

*Sliders with all sorts of toppings

*Coleslaw with champagne vinaigrette

*BBQ popcorn

*Sweet and savory Chex party mixes

*Peach cobbler

*Strawberry shortcake

It was a lot of food for 45 people and EVERYONE loved it!  3 of the guests even told me that my peach cobbler was 10x better than what they had in Georgia!  I mean, what a compliment!  I knew it was good, because I made 3 large bakers of it and it was gone so fast!  Every time I loaded up the slider station with burgers, they were gone before I knew it.  I came up with the menu when the host mentioned how they wanted pool party food.  What was really great, is there were no dietary restrictions!  Though, I wanted to keep it kid friendly and definitely something that adults would want to eat.  It was the perfect blend of both.

I literally cannot wait to cater another event for them!

 

Be on the lookout for the next post!  It’s going to be all about Thanksgiving!  Yes, it’s next month and I’m really looking forward to it!  And be sure to follow on instagram!  I love a good food picture and I’m going to be posting videos soon!  EEEK!  But I’m excited to take it to the next level!  Have a great weekend! xoxo

Meal Planning and Back to School

Hi everyone!  Summer is coming to an end and we’ve eaten a lot of great food.  Meal planning going strong!!  I’m very grateful that I have new clients and I am helping families.  I love that they are referring me to their friends and family!  It’s very fulfilling to provide fully cooked meals for families who don’t have the time to cook.  I get the opportunity to help them eat healthy food while they take care of everything else.  What would you like to see on the meal plan rotation? 20190812_161015-01

On the menu for one family:

*Lemon and Parmesan Salmon with Heirloom Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Salad

*Korean Grilled Steak with Sesame Chimichurri and Asian Chopped Salad

*Greek Chicken bowls with Lemon Orzo and Tzatziki

*Roasted Lamb Chops with Mashed Potatoes and Honey Glazed Carrots

*Double Chocolate Brownies

For another family:

*Gnocchi Bolognese with Caesar Salad

*Sweet Thai Basil Chicken with Jasmine Rice

*Lemon Roasted Salmon with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

*Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas with Cilantro Lime Rice

*Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Let’s plan your weekly meals!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram!  xoxo

Getting ready for the Back-to-school rush

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Is it just me or did the summer go by a little too quick?  I’ve been enjoying every minute of it so far and loving all of the summer menus that I’ve cooked for my new clients!  Some of my favorites so far include a grilled beef flap steak, that just melted in your mouth, served with chimichurri, and a chicken and seafood paella served with a few different tapas for a party.  It’s so much fun to create menus for these summer parties and BBQs!

With school starting in just a few weeks, I’ve set up some school lunches for your kiddos.  There are plenty of things that you will need to do to get ready for the first day of school, but lunches are something that you don’t have to worry about!  Choose 3-5 meals for the week.  All lunches include a main, 2 sides (usually fruit or vegetables), and a healthy dessert- because no meal is complete without dessert!  One of the favorites is my chocolate zucchini muffins.  And the best part, is that they can’t tell that there’s vegetables inside!  Win Win!  All lunches will be portioned in food safe containers and they are very kid friendly.  Check out the menus in the Back-to school- section under Services.

Have a great week!  xo