By Helen Lacey
Okay.....so, not at Tiffany's....it was breakfast at my house. For thirty people. Last Saturday my hubby took his mistress to a show.....I mean his UC Holden Torana to an Early Holden Car Show. On the Sunday we hosted a somewhat impromptu brekky for some of the club members before they took off on their respective long drives home.
This is what it looked like outside my house.....
So.....3kg's of bacon....45 sausages.....60 eggs....35 hash browns.....2kgs of fried tomatoes.....4 mega tins of baked beans.....3 loaves of toasted and buttered bread. All cooked in my kitchen between 6am and 7am for a seven thirty start. Phew!
Here's the conversation I had with hubby the afternoon before.....
Me -"How many people are coming?
H -"Ah...not sure...."
Me - "And what time?"
Hubby - "Ah....not sure...."
The trick, I discovered, was to over-cater....expect 20, cook for 30!
Most of the food was consumed and my puppies got any leftovers. The motor enthusiasts left for photos to be taken on the ocean front and I flaked out on the lounge.
It was a fun morning, despite the stress thinking I'd underdone the bacon and overdone the eggs :)
Ever had to cater for a large group? Any tips? I'm pretty sure I'll be doing it again next year, so any tips would be great.