(Photography Friday is a weekly post I write for Joanne at Oh Goodie Designs)
My mom, Linda, turned 65 earlier this month. Her birthday request was to have a dinner party for her and some of her girlfriends. Specifically, she wanted my sister, Blythe, and I to host and cater a party for her and her girlfriends….
Blythe and I had hosted and catered Mom’s 6oth birthday five years ago which was a great success. My sister and I really enjoy cooking and entertaining, but we also know how much work goes into making it perfect! Mom asked then if we could do another dinner party. We requested five years to recuperate.
We planned the menu from appetizers to desserts and spent all day Saturday cooking and decorating. The food was yummy if I do say so myself: appetizers of hummus and Kalamata olive tapenade, tomato bruschetta with goat cheese, and a yummy brie with orange-fig marmalade, entrees of pork tenderloin and shrimp and orzo pasta, roasted potatoes, asparagus and field green salad, and not one but FOUR desserts! The desserts were the best - Bananas Foster Cheesecake, Crème Brûlée, Lemon-Champagne Bars with Strawberry Brûlée topping, and bright pink Macaroons by ~bonbon~. Fourteen of Mom’s friends came to celebrate. They all had a great time eating, visiting, and laughing. Mom’s guests were very complimentary of everything, and several ladies commented that they felt like they had eaten “out”. Blythe and I even had to politely decline a couple of other catering offers!
Serving Mom and her friends was truly a pleasure, but once every 5 years is our limit. We promise – we’ll do it again for 70.