OT: I had planned to post today, but…

I’m just too tired.  Instead of the Richard Armitage related post I was planning, the execution of which would require me to sit up (!), I thought I’d show you what I was up to that made me so tired.

I do a little catering from time to time for an exclusive clientele – that’s what I call the hand full of friends and family I’ve catered for ;). A few bridal and baby showers, some luncheons and even two weddings.  Today I was feeding my mother’s ecumenical group at their annual state assembly meeting.  I got this paying gig after being pressed into service for the local chapter’s “May Friendship Day” lunch.  (My mother makes the 19th century British navy look benign when it comes to coerced labor.).

The "gig getting" plate...

The “gig getting” plate…

When I got the word on the per person budget for the event, I gave the board an entree choice of baked ziti or taco lasagna (for that budget, piece work like individual lettuce cups, etc., was off the table.).   Of the two, they chose a meatless taco “lasagna” which I served with tossed green salad full of fresh veggies and lime vinaigrette.

Garnished with home made guacamole and pico de gallo

Garnished with home made guacamole and pico de gallo

The menu went over very well (thank goodness, or I’d never hear the end of it from my mom 🙂 ). A couple of people asked me why I don’t do this for a living….in truth?


Because the lioness in this picture looks energetic compared to me right now!