Good Morning. I don't know about you but I am so glad that its finally Friday!!! Its just been a very long week. A lot of it was the pressure of it being the last buffet at school and the instructor basically put me in charge of the entire thing. Since its the end of the year we are trying to clean out the freezer and not have to purchase a whole lot. It was my mission to come up with a menu that didn't require a lot of outside purchases. This was what we came up with.
The menu consisted of: Turkey and dressing, smoked pork tenderloin, cod fillet italiano, corn, green beans with onion and bacon, fried potatoes, chicken salad, tortellini salad, toss salad and for dessert..... Angel food cake with fresh strawberries on top!
This picture does not do it justice and I still haven't figured out why its a little sideways. We were in a rush toward the end and had people beating on the door to get in before we opened at 11am.
This is a close up of the Cod Fillet Italiano. Our instructor strives on serving something different and this was different. It had white wine in it and smelled really good though I had my doubts on its doneness. He swore it was done but I honestly thought it needed more cook time. Either way, he's the boss and it went out on the line.
This was my tortellini salad. It basically has cheese tortellini, a variety of four different colors of bell peppers, green onion, red onion, black olives, fresh parmesan cheese, olive oil and red wine vinegar.... and some salt and pepper.
Can't forget the toss salad. Its a must have on every buffet. I bet we go through at least three platters of it. I was really disappointed that I didn't get a picture of the chicken salad I made. It had fresh chicken, celery, pecans, red grapes, with mayo, salt and pepper. It was really good!
I think we ended up serving about 100 people and boy were my feet tired. Considering this was my first time of being in charge of all the cooking, I think I did pretty good.
Hope you all have a great Friday!Debbie