Foodie Fun!!

As most of you know, I had a big wedding to cater this weekend!!  What a great day we had.  Dan, Drew, and the twins are always here helping me, but this time, my daughter, Lindsey, and Loren and her kids all came to help too, which was a huge blessing.  I had been doing some of the prep work and shopping all week, but Saturday everyone showed up in full force to help me, oh the JOY!!  Shane even came in for comic relief on occasion, but he isn’t into the whole catering thing, only the laughter and the eating!!

Even Ella needed an apron!!

Drew and Jenna having fun with the grapes!!

We had lots to do, a pretty tight schedule, and tons of food to transport across town.  Needless to say though, Loren and I can’t get together for anything without a lot of laughter and silliness from us and/or our kids!!  Such FUN!!

For once, I got a picture of Drew without a silly face, but Jenna and Adam jumped right in there!!

Lindsey isn’t into the cooking part much either, but she always shows up to help however she can.  

Everyone was working hard!!

900 Italian meatballs, 400 toast points, 2 gallons of Bruschetta, 300 Caprese Salad skewers drizzled with Basil Oil, 400 seasoned pita chips, 6 Baked Bries with Apricots and Almonds, 15 pounds of cheese, and more fruit than I could begin to weigh or count later and we were ready for the wedding!!  This is when I always pray the Loaves and Fishes prayer, just in case!!

Not the best picture, but it shows most of the table.

Fruit tower centerpiece!!  

By the time the wedding started, everyone was tired, hungry and giddy, but everything was a hugh success, YAY!!!

Hmmm, are they admiring the fruit tower or trying to decide if they could eat some without getting caught!?!

A bunch of tired feet!!  Praise Jesus for all of them and the ones that had already left!!

So this is a huge Shout Out to my wonderful family and the best friends in the world!!  You all are awesome!!  I love cooking and catering, but it is always so much more fun and fulfilling when done with the people you love!!
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:  If one falls down, his friend can help him up.  But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Counting it all Joy!!


Mari said...

The food table and the fruit tower look beautiful! I love the shot of everyone's feet!

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

What a blessing! Many hands make for lighter work.
And my vote is that they were "admiring" your fruit tower! LOL! Yeah, right!
Love ya girlie.

Sandy said...

As I told Loren this morning,
all that fruit is just beautiful.
It looks so delicious. You all
did a great job. Thanks for
deciding to become a reader of
my blog. I'm glad to met you and
I'm sure I'll enjoy following
along with you on your blog.
God's Richest Blessings,
Sandy :-)

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow I am loving that table spread. Not only does it sound yummy, but it looks yummy too. Everything looked perfect. Love the tower of fruit.
Loved the pictures of all your helpers too. How fun.
Love your hair. Super cute.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

What a blessing to have all that loving help and laughter. Looks like you had a lot of fun... and everything looks awesome! That tower of fruit looks amazing!! Love the tired feet shot. :)


Loren said...

What a glorious day this was! You did so awesome and it was just such a blessing to be a part of!!

You are right on Shane providing all the comic relief! love love love that boy! You have just done an amazing job with all of your kids! They are precious each and everyone!

Love you

jen said...

i had so much fun!!!!

the brennecke's said...

Looks so good. And you look so good Angel. SO TINY!

sue said...

Hi--can you tell us how you did the caprese salad skewers? They look delish!!! Thanks