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Sunday, March 18, 2007
Yesterday was one of those spring days in Texas that we live for. The sunshine was perfect, the high was 72 degrees and the outdoor wedding reception could not have been better. The Green family, in Waxahachie, owns a beautiful nursery and garden shop http://mygreeneryplace.com .... appropriately called the Greenery. Cassie Green, and her mom, Debra, landscaped Cassie's outdoor reception on their grounds, and did a fabulous job. Teresa Choate and Renay Reed, with Envisage, http://www.weddingplanningindallas.com coordinated a beautiful setting and Courtney King, who owns Villa Flora House of Blooms, out did herself with the flowers. We set up the food stations with fresh topiaries, cheese and fruit, a Mediterranean station with hummus, lavosh, olives and pita..then provided a dinner buffet with roasted lamb chops, chicken on bamboo skewers, fresh asparagus with grilled cherry tomatoes and a salad of fresh field greens tossed in our basil lime dressing with bacon, cotija cheese, and toasted pecans.
After 3 Aleve, 4 Unisom and 9 hours sleep, my body is finally beginning to work again. Friday night we catered Micah & Brandon King's reception. Micah is the sister of our chef, Mark Ashmore. They had a beautiful marriage ceremony on Palm Beach last Sunday and we catered the hometown reception for 200 guests Friday night. The historic Odom Lofts on our town square of Waxahachie, Texas, were transformed into a tropical reception serving sesame noodles, Caribbean pork gorditas, talapia fish bites, tropical cheeses, grilled shrimp on bamboo skewers, mini crab cakes and smoked chicken quesadillas.