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.