Thursday, July 12, 2012

Almost Half-Way

This is the time of year when we've been in the thick of it, catering-wise for a good solid 6 weeks. We start to get edgy. Morale breaks down. Pizza is ordered. A lot of pizza is ordered. I have a back log of posts and recipes that would be lovely to share, that would take me 30 minutes to an hour tops, but I just don't have it! Yet. I see a window coming next week.

So I'm simply going to share a few photos of gigs we've catered. I notoriously don't take pictures. I even bought a new fancy phone that takes wonderful pictures, but catering shots really look best before the guests go through the line, and that is a caterer's crunch time. I don't have time to lollygag around, snapping food shots.

Here are just a few moments I had to quickly capture the moment:

Our booth at the South Sound BBQ Festival.

Pig cookies with bacon-maple frosting.

Pulled Pork, Smoked & Grilled Chicken and Elaine!
Slaw. Gotta have slaw.

Amidst it all we catered my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. Shockingly we didn't serve barbecue. Here are some lovely crostini with herbed goat cheese and roasted peppers.

Monday, July 2, 2012

NPR Seattle Interview 9:30am this morning!

Please tune in to KUOW 94.09 from 9:30am to 10am today! Host Steve Scher will be talking to me and others about grillin' like a pro for the 4th of July. We'll be answering questions from callers and talking all things barbecue, of course. KUOW is the local NPR station and I'm excited to be a part of the show.

Right after the interview I have to run back to the shop, bang out a big ol' payroll, and gear up for a little 800 person catering tomorrow that leaves at 6am. This of course is followed by the 4th of July, which means lots of big pick up orders. Thankfully we have family in town who are being our village and watching the kids for most of the next three days.

I can't help thinking of this interview as a break, because I will be forced to stop, give total focus for about an hour, and do lots of deep breathing to keep calm. Is that weird?

Hope you can listen, and if I don't get back to the blog, Happy Fourth of July!