Creating a Menu: Couch to 5K

Strange things on the menu here

Strange things on the menu here (Photo credit: leunix)

Sorry to everyone. The last few days have been cram-full of things going on. We have a military ball on the 2nd of May, our anniversary on the 1st. A Friend of mine who caters asked me to cater a party on June 1st. She will be out of town for vacation. So I have been perusing recipes, planning a menu, pricing things etc. You don’t realize how much goes into just putting an item on a menu, availability of products, servings, expense, allergens. Which, it doesn’t seem like a hard request which was sandwiches and a few appetizers, but for 100 people it is. You have to change a recipe that typically feeds 16 and multiply it.  Not necessarily do you need 100 of that one item, but enough to give everyone a choice. Ughh but I did finally narrow it down and simplified it. So I will be off and on busy hope to show you my process and final products. Lots of work, but finished happy people is my success.  The Event: Couch to 5K Awards and Recognition Ceremony

People in Attendance: 100 (that incudes some children)

Informal

Reception with Bites to Eat….(that’s what I was told was that she just wanted them to have something)

 

Something I guess is better than nothing…

 

I want to make a good impression will be a first where I do it alone, and make some money too.

Salmonella outbreak linked to imported cucumbers

Ooo Boy

Eatocracy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that 73 cases of Salmonella Saintpaul have been reported across 18 states, believe to be linked to exposure to infected cucumbers. The cucumbers were supplied by Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse of Culiacán, Mexico and distributed by Tricar Sales, Inc. of Rio Rico, Arizona.

27% of reported cases required hospitalization and no deaths have been reported. The youngest person sickened was under one year of age.

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