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

Easter

Hey everyone!  Another busy week and I finally have a moment to sit and reflect.  Last week, I was reminded that there are going to be obstacles when you least expect it and I become stronger and stronger every time.  I have an amazing tribe and with them, I can do it!  This is a new week and it started on a great note!  Still hype over Game of Thrones!  Is it just me, or did that hour seem to just fly by?!  I feel like I blinked and it was over!  This weekend, we will be ready with an EPIC dinner because it’s not only Game of Thrones, but it is also Easter Sunday!

This week, I’ll be focused on helping new customers with their meal preferences and lift the burden of having to cook dinner for their families and for themselves.

For one family:

*Shrimp scampi with roasted broccoli and a grilled Caesar salad  *Perfectly seared scallops with mashed potatoes  *Four cheese lasagna with Zucchini noodles  *Whole roasted chicken with roasted potatoes and honey maple glazed carrots

For another family:

*Roasted cauliflower with turkey sausage and yogurt  *Chinese chicken and broccoli with white rice  *Mongolian beef  *Vegetable fried rice *Gluten free brownies

Another family will have:

*Creamy Tuscan Chicken with broccoli rabe  *Pan seared salmon with white wine pan sauce  *Pinenut couscous with apricots  *Seafood Paella with roasted garlic aioli  *Olive oil polenta cake with honey whipped cream

For Easter dinner:

*Spring Pea salad with asparagus, watermelon radish, and champagne vinaigrette  *Mezze Platter with homemade hummus, marinate olives and artichokes, and pita  *Lamb chops with mint salsa verde  *Roasted Brussels sprouts with smoked brown sugar  *Orange ricotta cake with honey whipped cream

Next week, I have my first customer where I will planning some breakfasts for while they are in town.  These cinnamon rolls are definitely going to be a part of it.  There is just something so comforting about cinnamon rolls.  And they don’t get better than homemade.  These make the perfect addition to any Easter brunch spread.

 

20190417_124649-01.jpegMore on the breakfast meal plans next week.