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Cooking dinner for 100 people is a daunting task. And at midnight on Saturday, when it seemed there was no end in sight to getting those dishes washed, I wondered for a moment whether we'd bitten off more than we could chew.  Boom tish. 

Our school has a shiny new kitchen in an amazing new hall and we were lucky to be the first to use it on Saturday for the grand opening dinner. With a huge amount of help from some lovely talented folk we managed to cook a delicious meal for 107 people.  And proud to say that all the fresh produce was sourced from local and organic growers.  It was big.  It was hard yakka.  And I loved every minute. Well, okay, maybe by 12.30am when I thought we'd never finish the dishes, I did start to feel a bit weary.  But it was lots of fun.

It's taken two days to recover and now I've got a cold, so I'll keep sipping hot ginger tea and have a quiet week at home.   And even though there's a lot to do in the garden, I've still got 30 raspberry canes to plant, and my rather large fruit tree order to pick up and plant, I am hoping for a rainy day or two.  Because, our builder has pencilled us in for the next wet day.  He is coming to build a hearth in our kitchen.  For my new baby.  With which I will confidently say I shall not be tackling dinner for 100 any time soon. Maybe 20, 30, well okay 40 tops.  

13 comments:

  1. This dinner was absolutely legendary. Believe me. I was lucky enough to have been there.... Delicious from start to finish. Thank you! x

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  2. *GASP* Your new baby is beautiful! What colour are you getting?

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  3. Sounds like a beautiful dinner, the Aga will be amazing!

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  4. What an accomplishment, cooking dinner for 107 people!

    I'm very impressed that you had time to remember to take the gorgeous photos.......

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  5. snap, what did you grill your mussels with? It all sounded and looks delicious, but no wonder you're feeling tired and a little under the weather. That is a bit exciting regarding your baby, can't wait to see it in situ!

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  6. My insider said the food was amazing! Congratulations.

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  7. I thought putting on a dinner for 100 was impressive then I saw the AGA, wowsa.Which colour did you choose???

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  8. I could taste the food as I saw the picture. I am really enjoying your blog. Greetings form another Tasmanian import !

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  9. You are one brave lady ... dinner for that many people is amazing. WOW!!

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  10. Congratulations! It looks divine. Quite jealous I wasn't a part of it! xo m.

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  11. Wow! Awesome work... love the use of local & organic produce!

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  12. well done, that is amazing, and congrats on your new baby, tres jealous! x ashley

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