Yesterday I had the priviledge of catering a luncheon for a new Food Lions grocery store that is opening in Newnan. Not only was I thrilled and excited to have the fantastic opportunity to cater this job, but this particular store is opening about 5 miles from our house. We are thrilled to have a grocery store within about 5 minutes from our house!! Now, when I forget an onion or I run out of pup or kitty food, I can jump in the car and be there and back in a jiffy.
Our luncheon turned out so well. The manager of the new store, Miss Vicky told me over and over how nice everything looked, how great the food was and how much she appreciated me accomodating her last minute changes. What a nice lady she is and I really didn't find her last minute changes anything out of the ordinary.
We cooked grilled steaks with sauteed mushrooms, onions & peppers.....fresh mixed green salad with various dressings.......baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, shredded cheese and bacon bits.....homemade chocolate and pineapple pound cake and homemade banana pudding.
I set the tables with blue and white tablecloths, which are the Food Lion colors, crystal candle holders and accented with American flags. Everything looked so lovely and I was so pleased when all of the employees told me how much they liked all of the food and they all gathered to shout a great big "THANK YOU FOR OUR LUNCH". That in itself made the hard work all worth the effort.
This is a picture of myself and the other gigi who is an amazing friend and such awesome help.........
The other gigi behind the buffet table before it was attacked and destroyed....
This is our pretty dessert table........
I've always believed that you should find what you truly love to do in life and let that be your passion. This is without a doubt one of the most rewarding jobs that I've ever had and my boss is pretty easy to work for as well......seeing as how my boss is me, lol.
**********"Hard work never killed anybody and it's good for your soul"**********
~~~~Christine Westbrook, my darling Grandmother~~~~