Saturday, May 3, 2008

Position Available

I'm hiring. I'm not sure if maid is the right word, but I need someone to follow me around 24/7 and try to contain the whirlwind of junk that i leave in my path. I have never been the "clean as you go" type; I'm more of the "I'll do that when I'm done with . . ." type. Now, I'm left with the spoils of my catering job from today and am blogging to put off even going into the kitchen which is screaming for some attention. (It's really loud in there.) Now that I think about it, Papa follows Granny around while she cooks. Isn't that what husbands are for... I think David missed that memo. That's probably why they have been married 60+ years.

To further delay the kitchen cleaning: My catering job today was for a bridesmaid luncheon. I didn't take any pictures, but I wanted to share the menu anyways because it was pretty good and i plan on using it again next Sunday for Mother's Day.

Curried Smoked Chicken and Wild Rice Salad from Gourmet

Mixed Vegetables Vinegarette from Gourmet

Homemade Dinner Rolls: I used a new recipe for these today. They were okay. I will probably use something else or an old standby next time.

Mixed Berry Tart: I make this a lot for showers and luncheons. I use a standard Tart Pastry Dough (I use the one from this book, it tastes like a sugar cookie.) and fill with Vanilla Pastry Cream and top with berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, whatever is in season and looks good). I usually glaze with a simple syrup and top with fresh whipped cream. It is a very pretty dessert and not too heavy for summer.

Okay... i guess i'm finally out of things to say today... i guess i'll just drag myself to the kitchen... don't you feel sorry for me : (


Jeanne said...

I'm laughing...not because your kitchen is messy, but because you're just so cute to be able to blog about it and put pictures online. I applaud you for that! I am also, as you well know, not one of those neat "clean as I go" people (actually, I'm not really even a "clean after I've gone" people either.

I really do feel the need to apologize for not raising your husband to follow you around and clean as you are cooking...but if I had tried, he would have thrown up the "practice what you preach" I can say is, "I'm sorry"!

I'm so proud of you for all your successful catering jobs!

Now, David, if you're reading this...."HELP YOUR WIFE!!!" :)

I love you!