Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's A Birthday Party!

     What a beautiful day! Alison and I had the opportunity to cater my roommate's birthday party last night. From menu-planning, to grocery shopping, to chair-rental, to making all of the hor d'vourves & desserts, we had a fantastic catering experience. There are a few things we need to take note of for future events, but we were quite excited for the delightful results.

     Everyone loved the food, which of course pleased us greatly! When such laughter and positive energy is put into the food, how could it not turn out wonderful? :-) Needless to say, Alison and I giggled a lot & enjoyed our time together in the kitchen.

Cookin' It Up in the Kitchen!

Our Lovely Venue (...the backyard...)
...with a misting system to keep the guests cool...

A Beautiful (Hot) Day!
Spread of Hor d'vourves

Orange-Ginger Tofu Spring Rolls
accompanied by a Peanut Dipping Sauce

Crudités & Homemade Pita Bread
Pepita-Parsley Dip & Chickpea Hummus

Black Bean Fiesta Patties; Curried Samosas with
Apple Raisin Chutney; Lovely Lemon Bites

GF Vanilla-Lemon Cake lovingly spread with a
"one-of-a-kind" Chocolate-Coconut Icing
& garnished with Fresh Strawberries

Ah - what a beautiful familiy!

Three of my favorite blessings!
Happy Birthday, Andrea!

     Catering & party planning certainly requires quite the endurance & stamina! Overall, I am pleased with how the food & party turned out as we received rave reviews from our clients & guests. I'm excited to make improvements for the next event! Both Alison & I are about to pack up & move out of Austin - we're excited to see the opportunites that come our way!

     A special thanks to Alison, my biking buddy, cooking partner, & sweet friend ~ you are amazing! :-)

     Hugs to all!

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