With baseball season just underway I thought I would post a picture of my dad who was a baseball player. He was a "south paw first baseman," played on the Brooklyn Dodgers farm team in the late 1930's early 40's and played on the ARMY baseball team during WWII. Here is a picture of him I am guessing about 1935-37.
Well the "high Holy season" or should I say seasons are now over. That would be St. Patrick's Day Month and Easter. Now I need to focus, focus, focus on my next venture! I am catering an event this Saturday night for over 100 people. OH NO!!! What am I nuts!!!
Well I have done very large graduations parties, three in fact, and they have all seemed to go well. This however is a true catering job with all the big old heated chaffing dishes (which I am renting), five hot entrees, two salads, rolls, you know the catering kind of thing!! Today I am thinking, why did I offer to do this .... then I remember, it is for that funny green stuff that you can use to pay bills!
So I have spent hours researching my menu and what items to serve. Hot or cold, vegetarian, chicken,and meat dishes, desert (??) .... NAH, this is a drinking crowd no desert. I have compiled a shopping list (WOW) and I am on my way to the bulk food store! I wonder if they sell aprons too!!??
OK so here is my plan, trying to think of everyone tastes!! A Mexican entree and salad ~Chili with a Black bean, Corn, Orzo salad with lime dressing vinaigrette, (next to that a crock pot of hot dogs for those who want to have fun and make a chili dog later in the night) ... Then a large pan of sausage, peppers and onions, roasted in a combination of beer and apple juice with a side Pasta salad ... Also to go with the Pasta Salad with be a pan of Baked Zita with meatballs. The for my chicken dish I am making California chicken with apricots, 1/4 pcs of chicken roasted in a concentrate of OJ, apricot syrup, chicken bullion, soy sauce, and scallions. For my Potato Dish I am going simple with a Hash brown and cheddar cheese roasted casserole. DAM I hope this works!!
I will take pics ... Keep you fingers crossed for me, I will be in the kitchen the next two days!! hmmmm should I put a sign out that says catering by Maeve's Madness!! hehehehe
Posted after the party! It was huge success!!! Everyone loved the food!!
April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day is a day celebrated in various countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on a fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, such as the UK, Australia, and South Africa the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in France, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S., the jokes last all day. The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 as New Year's Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, but this theory does not explain earlier references.
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out"?
Why is it that when someone tells you that there are over a billion stars in the universe, you believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint somewhere, you have to touch it to make sure?
If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
Why do they lock gas station restrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
How much deeper would oceans be if sponges didn't live there?