Monday, June 16, 2014

A great weekend in Quebec with friends .

We have been off the grid this last weekend.   We had been asked to cater a wedding for good friends of ours. We were blessed to be able to do it.  It was kind of a find raiser for our work in Kyrgyzstan.  We are very blessed to have some awesome friends that jumped at the chance to help us out with this.    There were 13 of us that made the 5 hour trip Quebec, and four more servers who joined the team there.    It was such an honor to be asked to help with this wedding, there is a long family history here that spans four generations . 
Tables set for 200 

Emma and Mom put together 200 bags of home made cookies they spent the last week making .. they made great party favors. 
 While the Horsderves and punch was  being served  ( 6 different fresh made choices, hot and cold,  1100 pieces in total )  , we were busy in the kitchen  getting the salad plates ready. 10 different fresh made salad items each with its own unique flavor .. they looked great , with the rolls , almost a meal on its own. 

The next course was one of my favorites.  A fresh boneless breast of chicken roasted in a sour cream & mushroom sauce , served with a baked potato,  roasted almond and garlic green beans, and baby mint glazed carrots, garnished with a fresh sprig of mint, and home made cranberry sauce .  

the four cooks putting the final touches on the plates. Gill , Jamie and Mom all did an awesome job .. a lot of work , but they all knew exactly what needed to be done. 

The desert was a hit as well  
 When the evening was over and they called all the cooks and servers to thank us, there was actually a standing ovation ,  not something I had seen for the caterer before. 

 The next day we relaxed .. this event has been in the back of our minds since Christmas, and took a lot of planing, it was nice to just sit at the beach at the cottage and relax. even our little bull frog sat for a spell.. I think he was just glad the he was not on the menu. 


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