Honey mustard roast Pork, roast beef au jus, mashed potato
casserole, green beans almondine, stuffed mushrooms, pasta with tomatoes and
garlic sauteed in olive oil, ham and cheese stromboli, spinach and mushroom
stromboli, apple pecan romaine salad, layered guacamole dip and chips, peach crisp, cherry almond
streusel pie, ice cream, whipped cream, mini-cupcakes, cookies, beer, wine,
soft drinks, coffee, tea.
I made layered guacamole dip.
Theresa and Claire made cookies.
Tom and I partially set up dining room table
7:00 am : I Pulled out pork, beef, mushrooms, stromboli, cherry pies, peach crisp and cupcakes to defrost.
10:00 am: I Put partially thawed roast beef in crock pot.
10:30 am: Claire & Theresa iced cup cakes.
10:30 am: Tommy cut lettuce for salad.
10:00 am: I made tomato sauce. Bought wrong tomatoes! Ended up using: 26 oz. crushed tomatoes, 15 1/2 oz. diced tomatoes.
11:00 am : Pies & crisp not defrosting quickly enough. Put them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
11:30 am: I Put partially thawed pork roast in crock pot.
11:30 am: I put partially thawed mushrooms in microwave to thaw more.
11:45 am: I put on pasta to boil.
11:50 am: I put partialy thawed mushooms in oven at 375 degrees. Done in 20 minutes! Too soon!
12:00 pm: Tommy chopped apples & pecans, added them to salad. Salad finished.
12:25 pm: I mixed sauce with pasta, transferred to chaffing pan.
12:40pm : Tommy put four strombolis into oven at 375 degrees. Baked for 35 minutes.
1:05 pm: Tommy made potato casserole - used instant potatoes (turned out great!) - and transferred to chafing pan.
1:10 pm: Pork roast still ice cold! I transferred it from crock pot to microwave. Cooked for five minutes.
1:10 pm: Theresa and Claire finished setting out chips, cupcakes and cookies.
1:15 pm: Claire cut the strombolis.
1:15 pm: I put the last stromboli into the oven.
1:16 pm: I pulled plastic container of pork from microwave and set it on a still-hot burner on stove. Destroyed plastic container and burner. Pork unharmed but still cold. I transferred pork to a pot, heated it on the stove.
1:20 pm: I made green beans almondine. Transferred to chaffing dish
1:20 pm: Tom's sister Mary Jane called to let us know that she was still half an hour away. (Mary Jane was bringing the rolls for the hot roast beef sandwiches!)
1:25pm: I put the cold mushrooms back into the oven for ten minutes.
1:35 pm: All the food on the table, all the relatives arrived except Mary Jane and the rolls.
1:36 pm: I invited the family to dig into the guacamole dip and mushrooms while we waited for the rolls.
1:50 pm: Mary Jane and the rolls arrived!
1:55 pm: Said grace.
1: 56 pm: The feast began!
7:00 pm: The feast ended.