|Whole Lamb on Spit |
(I didnt' make or prep this, but I thought it was cool)
Overall, I think it went pretty well. I guess the dishes were all pretty simple to make but the hardest part was prepping, packing, and presentation. Everything had to be out a specific time at its peak freshness. I had to multitask a few times, like fry the eggrolls while mixing the salad or laying out the shrimp.
I was signed up to prep a few appetizers and side dishes as well as help set up the buffet table before the guests arrived at the reception. While everyone was at the church, I prepped the food so that it would still be warm and fresh when patrons arrived.
I also helped out with picking up beverages and extra things as well as loaned my chafing dishes, platters, tables and chairs. (My mom really stressed that we had enough tables and chairs to accommodate our family gatherings when we bought our house)
The Greeks definitely know how to throw a party. The booze kept flowing while the Greek music blared in the background. The mouth-watering fresh lamb on the spit roasted for hours while flavorful skewers of chicken and pork were readily available to snack on in addition to the grape leaves and spanakopita. If you haven’t busted your belly by then, there was an array of delectable desserts including home made Greek pastries and a delicious cake from Konditer Meister.
|Vegetable Crudites with Spinach Yogurt Dip in a bread bowl|
- Shrimp Cocktail
- Vegetable Crudites Platter
- Steak & Cheese Eggrolls with Cheese Dip
- Parsley and Lemon Rice Pilaf
- Greek Salad
- Fruit Salad
- Chicken Fingers (For the kids)
- Coffee ( I ALMOST forgot to make it and had to be reminded, oops)
- I also warmed/cooked the aleady prepped dishes below.
- Roasted Potato Wedges
- Famous Peas
|Kid's Chicken Fingers and Sweet & Sour Sauce|
|Grape Leaves by Athina Giogas|
|"Diples" Greek Pastry with nuts and honey|
|Anne, the bartender|
|Beautiful tent set up|
|Chef grilling up the Chicken Souvlaki or as I call them kebabs|
|Ayanna playing with another baby girl|
|Konditer Mesiter Cake|