I can’t believe it’s finally here!! Europe in just 1 hour and 35 minutes. Well…first a bus to Chicago and then Europe. Feeling very anxious about flying internationally. Hopefully this wears off soon. I didn’t think I’d have a problem so I really never addressed it before. I think I’ll just take a sleeping aid (bought some OTC just in case).
I had a really hard time saying goodbye to my family, mom in particular. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to move away.
Well…I have a date with a hairdryer and a mirror. The next time you see me I’ll be a globe-trotting world traveler with a ton of exciting, adventurous stories to tell…with pics to go along.
Arrivaderla, mi amici!
Hi…my name is Gina, and I can’t say “NO”. Five months ago a friend of my brother’s asked me to cater her wedding. With the Europe trip looming, and spending money depleting, I crazily said “Absolutely”. Was I nuts???
Y E S .
What was even more crazy??? The budget. $700
Y I K E S .
I promised nothing. Certainly not a gourmet meal. I did it though. And I did it by myself. I’m exhausted. I’m so tired my eyelids are drooping….I have aches in muscles I didn’t even know I had.
I’m really not proud of the meal…as it was pretty much all out-of-a-box/can made, but it did get the job done. And everyone loved the food. And they were amazed that I made 600 ham sandwiches by myself. What else could you expect from $700?
The experience did leave me interested in catering more than ever. I do think it’s something I’d be excellent at, given the time, experience and funds.
Menu for 200:
Au Gratin Potatoes
BBQ & SS Meatballs
Ham & Turkey Sandwiches
Pickle & Olive Platters
A word to the wise…don’t eat a bowl full of Espresso-powder laden ice-cream right before going to bed. It’s 4am and I can’t sleep. It probably didn’t help matters to wash the ice cream down with a glass of Coke 🙂 Any other time…this is delish…
…so I had NO IDEA that I’d actually posted PORN!! My poor defenseless, naked LASAGNA!!!
I’ve recently surfed across some foodie sites: pictures of food, recipes, links, other foodie blogs. And apparently, this is referred to as Food Porn.
My introduction to FOOD PORN started with my quest to seek other Martha fans…which led me to this site: Something So Clever.
Totally hilarious…these people spend so much time cooking, baking, photographing all their goodies…and then they BLOG about it. Even funnier…is that I’d totally be doing the same thing, if I had the time and energy!