Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cater-wauling

What time of year is it if you're the only editorial assistant in local office of my publishing company? List review! Now, what does this mean, you ask? This means booking conference rooms, helping co-workers from off-site print, or connect to the network, or give directions around town. And it means lots and lots of food. Catering. Eating at restaurants. More catering. I don't have recipes for you today, but I'm going to list out all of the food that we've had in the last 30 hours or so. And given my love of food, mmm mmm mmm!

Wednesday

Breakfast
Frittatas (with mushroom, spinach and cheese, and optional salsa)
Sausage/bacon
Home fries
Pastries
Fruit Salad
Coffee/tea
Juice

Lunch
Eggplant parm (extra sauce, ziti)
Chicken enchiladas (mexican rice, salsa, sour cream)
House salad
Caesar salad
A plethora of salad dressings
Cookies/brownies
Sodas

Dinner
Tapas!!! (Spanish)
Open bar - chambord martini and chocolate martini for me
Salad with peaches and apples, pistachios and a balsamic glaze dressing
Ricotta ravioli with asparagus and creamy sauce
Fried shrimp over risotto and balsamic glaze
Chocolate bomb with cherry filling and hazelnut wafer

(Note: drinking a lot and preparing a presentation for the next day can definitely turn into morning hilarity. So note to all you editors out there, to bring a little life to your presentations, have lots of alcohol in a big group (this may involve singing), then put together your presentation slides after all the festivities)

Breakfast
Stuffed french toast (stuffed with berries and something dairy, maple syrup)
Bacon/sausage
Home fries
Granola and yogurt
Fruit salad
Coffee/juice

Lunch
Assorted sandwiches
Wild mixed greens (I'm sure this'll come with various and plenty dressings as well)
Cookies/brownies
Soda

I'm so swimming in food right now, it's awesome! And the awesomeness is that I got to order the food for this, so I could be sure to order something good, not the same old stale sandwiches we always seem to get at these functions. We had sooo much food left over too, but it always seems to evaporate in two seconds flat when put out into the communal kitchen.

6 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

I just ate and your list made me want more. Meanhwile, it sounds like a very busy time for you.
Is it a gratifying busy? Or just busy?

Barbara Gavin said...

Dinner was at Ivy Restaurant

http://www.ivyrestaurantgroup.com/index.html

The Lethological Gourmet said...

It was busy, but I don't mind busy :) I'd rather be busy (whether it's gratifying or just busy) than have not enough to do!

I'm so full right now, I don't think I could eat a thing. But I'm still thinking longingly about those cookies up in the conference room...

Romny said...

That's right! Rub it in! (Say's Romny as she sits in the corner with her questionable Weight Watcher meal grumbling to herself)

I'll get my fancy dancy meal one of these days.....now where did I put my TV dinner?

Missicat said...

Yum...I didn't see a single thing I didn't like. When's your next conference? :-)
Fried shrimp? chocolate bomb??? Anything called a chocolate bomb has to be heavenly!

The Lethological Gourmet said...

Well, Donna does keep talking about having our EA meeting somewhere else (though she's talking about Boston, though maybe we'll have it in SF one of these years).

Missi, I wish we had them more often...but then again I don't because I don't think I could get away with eating like this all the time. No sirree. Then I'd start blogging about carrots every week or something.

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