Jun 24, 2005, 1:47 PM
Post #11 of 12
Last year Rose and I catered a seven course Mexican meal for 120 people.
That's a lot of 'Pico de Gallo', among other things:)
If we could have bought pints of fresh salsa for 6 pesos, we would have!
We hadn't really done such a large dinner of any kind before. This was a community dinner event. The sponsors were paying Rose to organize the event and she also received high-school credit for work-related experience.
The meal was designed for diners to discover the great taste and 'economy' value of cooking Mexican country-style.
We also provide recipes for all seven courses for anyone interested.
There was a helpful team of volunteers so although we did work for eight hours, we didn't have to do all that chopping ourselves.
We also went through all our Mexican memorbilia, and decorated the church hall from floor to ceiling with them plus paper flowers and those paper cut-out thingees(name escapes me) that hang on lines across the street at fiestas, which we made also made ourselves.
Rose was really keen that people hear 'real' Mexican music, all kinds, Norteño, ranchera, mariachi etc. so she made a four-hour CD.
My only reservation...that she not play it at the VOLUME, usually played in Mexico.
Many people wanted us to do another dinner the next month...like Thai, maybe....ja!
P.S. There's still Bread Pudding chapirodada, the one made with cheese and assorted fruits(spelling?) in the bottom of the freezer.
Must remember to haul it out and give the chickens a treat.