Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dinner for 30...

Tonight I will be serving dinner for approx. 30 people - not in my home, but in the church basement. Could be that more than 30 will show up or less than 30 will show up - so I'm preparing enough for 30+ people just to be on the safe side.

On Wednesday nights throughout the "school year", our church has dinner together. A group of ladies take turns making the dinner...either something they make themselves, or something that is "take out" - like pizza or fast-food...and then two other ladies bring dessert. As I'm also on the dessert "team" - I chose to bring a dessert the same day I prepare dinner, to make things more convenient.

This is my first year on the dinner making "team", and my first time preparing the dinner for this year. And yes I'm nervous about it. Preparing the dinner in a "foreign" kitchen alone, feels kind of stressful to me...I have done a lot of the prep work at home (with much help from my daughter) - but the actual cooking will be done at church. At home, you know pretty much how things work - whether your oven tends to cook a bit on the slow side so if the recipe says 375 you do it at 400...and you know where everything is... and can grab that fire extinguisher in a jiffy if the stove goes up in flames.

Here is the menu:

Tortellini and Italian Sausage Soup
Angel Biscuits & Cornbread
Orange slices and grapes
Cheese slices
Chocolate Cherry-Choo-Choo Pie (a favorite with my children)


CanadianGrandma said...

Wow! That's quite a feat! I'm sure that all will go well. The menu looks like it will be delicious and nutritious!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a yummy menu. I often forget that fruit is just as valid a side dish as any vegetable - and more likely to get eaten!

TheSaxonHus said...

Having tasted your food before, I'm certain everything will be great!

Some of the other church ladies have complained about the stove before. If you are concerned about it you might contact one of them and ask for some hints about using it.

Mzzterry said...

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Your dinner sounds fabulous! Blessings to you.