Jun 9, 2010

First BIG Event

Taste This hosted Taste for Tips Sunday the 6th. One of my coworkers was gracious enough to let us host at her beautiful house and use her amazing kitchen. The nerves were wound pretty tightly and it was some rushed prep work that morning, but it paid off!

Our menu included:
Garden Salad with Smoked Almond-Cilantro Dressing
Creamy Ham and Potato Soup
Chipotle Smoked Artichoke Dip
Spicy Pepperoni Chicken with Penne Pasta
Baked Shrimp in Tomatoes and Feta
Spinach-Ricotta Fusilli
Devilish Angel Cake with Drunken Berries and Fresh Whipped Cream

I've never worked so hard in a kitchen! We were cranking out those dishes, one after the other. Paul and I practiced our kitchen communication and cooperation, and our guests waited to see what would come off the stove. And, whaddya know, they liked us! Well, they liked our food. I like to think they liked us, too.

We got great compliments from our guests and had fun in the process, even while we worked our asses off. Lots of satisfied moans and encouraging words. What can I say? It felt great to know we did good, and to have a successful start. We're 2 for 2 now.

Paul definitely took the show. His Spicy Chicken Pepperoni and smoky salad dressing were the big stars. Y'all need to try it!

All in all, we couldn't be happier as we left (not until 9:30). I wasn't even tired. Not until the next day, at least; but for the moment, we were riding high in our little PT Cruiser, with the back full of pots and pans.

Next up, a party for 50 on Saturday the 12th. It's mostly vegetarian, so it (hopefully) won't be as hard as it sounds. And a possible 4th of July job in Houston! We're hittin' the big time!

Until next time...

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