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Sunday, July 22, 2007

CATERING CRAZY















I know...I know...it's pretty bad when I write an article on blogging, in the current issue of Living Ellis County, www.living-magazine.com/entertaining.htm and yet I haven't posted since April....sorry. We have had the busiest catering season in Dove's Nest history. The last two weekends have been double headers. I normally never take two large events on the same day, but the past two Saturdays it just worked out that we catered a 65th wedding anniversary at the civic center for 400 people and a wedding reception for 300 out on a ranch the same day. Then last night we had 160 in a loft overlooking Waxahachie's town square, at the same time we fed 185 in the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park in Dallas.....whew....I'm tired.

Colors this season have been full of corals and oranges mixed with turquoise or chocolate brown. It's been fun working with such happy shades and getting away from the traditional pink wedding.

These are pictures from the reception for Brooke Nelson and Bart Crow. They were married in Mexico the week before, and wanted the reception to reflect the Carribbean colors they had there. I used loads of tropical fruits and served smoked chicken quesadillas, pulled jerked beef with taco fixings, mango pico de gallo, smoked salmon, jicama lime slaw and mango margaritas.
















2 comments:

Karen Richardson said...

Hi, My name is Karen Richardson and my husband and I had a gift shop in Hurst, Texas that we named The Dove's Nest. We came to your restaurant around 1995 or so and had lunch one afternoon. We had made the trip because we had purchased some pictures at Dallas Trade Center that we your mother's or so that is what we remember! Are we mistaken? We still have 2 or 3 of the pictures here in my home in Iowa. We never sold them in our gift shop, we moved to Iowa in 1999, had our gift shop open for one year and close it. I was looking to see if you sell the pictures in your gift shop and could not find them. Does your Mother still do the pictures and where can I find them? We did enjoy our day at your restaurant and I remember the dessert especially. It was a pineapple mixture served in a parfait glass. I always wanted the recipe. Do you still serve it in your restaurant? Well, have a very nice day and when we come back to the area to visit my daughter I'll come back for a visit and lunch! Thanks, Karen Richardson
Email: thedovenest1@aol.com

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