October 30, 2006

Halloween Party Blues

As most of you know, the hubby unit is a chef by training, though he no longer works in a restaurant.

That of course didn't stop his boss-man from requesting his skills to cater a Halloween party for 140 people. How could DH say no? Major brownie points were there for the taking, afterall.

140 people, out of my kitchen. Can I tell you how tired we are? Cause I did a lot of the grunt work - I made some of the dishes - including my signature chili, and I did all of the pretty stuff, i.e. getting the tables set for food.

The menu, was interesting but I had nothing to do with it - the Boss picked it all.

Korean BBQ style-beef short ribs
Pork Spareribs - (DH signature style)
Lemon-Rosemary chicken breasts (also DH style)
Hot Dogs and fresh smoked Kielbasa
Chili (my recipe)
Macaroni and Cheese - can I tell you this was a major hit?!! And, I used Richmond's recipe so I must send major props to her!
Squash casserole - Let me stop here for a second. A request was made that the said squash casserole not be "sweet and savory" so my husband - literally made up a recipe in the kitchen. He made a béchamel-like sauce and topped with crackers and baked. Everyone raved about this damn casserole. You'd have thought he'd just invented light - seriously!
Roasted Potatoes
Broccoli salad
Spiced carrots

For the broccoli and the carrots, I hollowed out two large pumpkins and lined them with crockpot bags - and served out of the pumpkins.

Also, instead of name cards for each foodstuff, I used mini-pumpkins and I wrote the names of each dish on them.

The party was a success, we each pocketed some much needed christmas cash and I'm still dead on my feet.

How was your weekend.

Posted by Oddybobo at October 30, 2006 05:37 PM | TrackBack

Oh, yum!

Posted by: Christina at October 30, 2006 08:44 PM

Tammi made me laugh & now you made me hungry after a weekend of not eating due to flu. Wow, its great that you all worked on this together.

I love squash! (mental note: must wriggle an invite to Bo's for next year's halloween party.)

Posted by: michele at October 30, 2006 11:01 PM

Hooray! Sounds fabulous. And I am so glad the mac-n-cheese worked out!!

Posted by: Richmond at October 31, 2006 03:05 PM

My favorite barbecue joint is rich in ribs, chicken and brisket and the best mac n cheese I've ever had. They use a rich, sharp cheddar. It's one of those sleepers that's not served enough.

Posted by: Michael Solomon at October 31, 2006 03:05 PM

What, no recipes posted? How could you? LOL. Sounds like a wonderful dinner party menu.

Posted by: Tink at November 1, 2006 10:17 AM