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.
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.
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)
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.
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.:(