day 7

Day 7 happened last Saturday and lasted for 2 nights. Not much sleep happened in between.
Pig and I where asked to catter for a wedding. We've cattered before for Xmas parties and sausage sizzels for fund raising but this sounded important. 65 people where attending and that included 7 kids and 1 baby.
And yes its the wedding of the bride that I knitted the garter for.
We baked all day Saturday well past midnight. Slept until 3.30 Sunday morning when we started baking again plus adding the final decorations to biscuits and cup cakes.
11.30 We drove to the reception house and went about doing the final cooking and plating.
Guests arrived at 3.00 in the afternoon.. more plating up of food and serving drinks.
5.00 the cake was cut and coffee and little deserts served.
7.00 most of the guests had left and a small amount of people grouped around the kitchen still hungry so we cooked and served more food.
About 8.00 only the bride, the groom and us where left...they hadn't eaten all day so we cooked up some food for them too.
When they left we stayed back till midnight cleaning up.

The menu
50 buckwheat blinis served with smoked salmon, cream fraiche, a caper and sprig of dill
30 Vietnamese rice paper rolls
60 mini blue vein cheese and zucchini frittata's
200 prawns served with a cocktail sauce
50 roasted vegetable and polenta pastries
60 vegetarian sushi rolls
cheese and fruit platters
homemade homus and a red bean dip
Thai marinated chicken skewers
marinated and lightly roasted asparagus spears
20 herbed stuffed muscles
20 muscles with a Spanish style sauce
60 homemade tiny sausage rolls
30 little weenies with tomato sauce (most of the adults ate these)
fairy bread
sandwiches with 4 different fillings
100 almond half moons
100 chocolate macaroons
70 mini butterfly cupcakes

We did have two lovely girls helping with the washing up and serving the guests.
Its hard to believe looking back that we did all this.
I wouldn't mind doing more cattering. I enjoyed the challenge and it keeps my hand doing this sort of cooking.

Plus not being around people much it does force you to socialize and mingle which I need to do more.

Pig was fantastic he is a real social beast and was definately in his element working the crowd. I couldn't believe how fast he moved in when he spotted potential problems and fixed them before others noticed..he seemed to be everywhere. What supprised me the most about him was that he did all this just after being bitten in three places by a white tail spider that made his leg swell up and painful to walk. plus the day before he nearly lost his eye at work when a splinter from a piece of wood he was turning, flew under his protective goggles and lodged itself under his eyelid! He was ok just a bit puffy but very lucky.But how unlucky has he been. On the monday he came home and his had was all swollen...a wasp had just stung him and now he has the flu.:(


2paw said...

Oh that food, that menu!! It all looks so delicious!!! Hope the insect plague has ceased!!! Oh, and that you both get some sleep!!

blackie said...

Well I know who to call if I am ever persuaded to walk down the aisle. I'll be ordering one of those garters too


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