Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Biggest Challenge Yet!

Tomorrow night I will face my biggest, toughest culinary challenge yet...


(add dramatic music here for the Food Network effect)

I will be cooking dinner for 25 of my nearest and dearest colleagues!! I am pretty excited and spent the whole day cooking. I brought in the reserves and traded brunch for help from my mom and grandma and we got it all done very quickly.


My fridge is now stuffed with,
  • 10 lbs of steak tips marinating in my homemade BBQ sauce (that's what I am holding, pre-marinade in the photo)
  • 4 lbs of chicken marinating in my homemade teriyaki sauce
  • 3 lbs of mayo-less potato salad
  • 1 super large bok choy slaw
  • my mother's special copper pennies
  • the makings of an amazing fruit salad
  • 4 kinds of blue cheese
  • 1 homemade black bean salsa
Tomorrow I will head home early, throw together the fruit salad and pick up some beer. (I don't have enough room in the fridge to keep it cold, so I am going to buy it cold and then throw it in the cooler with some ice.)

Jared will start grilling when he gets home, and the crew is supposed to be here around 7. I am sure it will be a great time and for those of you who have been reading this blog for a year (Dan, Dan, Owen, Yoav...) you better bring your appetites!




3 comments:

Owen Raccuglia said...

Thanks for the cross-links! I was really curious about the "copper pennies" salad... it sounds stupid now, but I just could not figure out what was up with the carrots, until I read the recipe. Very cool.

Yoav said...

Everything was delicious! The steak tips were amazing ;)

Kyle James said...

Karen,
Nice to see that I made it into your list of "nearest and dearest colleagues"... oh wait. I can see how I don't fit in the bucket of "nearest" because we still don't sit that close, but a walk to Quiznos I guess gets you off the hook. I do want to try this 10lbs of steak tips none the less.