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More notes for New Year's Eve

No, I didn't need to make a pie.  :-)

Drinks: we went through four bottles of red, one bottle of hard cider, two sparking grape juice, one sparkling cider, one sparkling pear juice, a two liter of ginger ale, most of a Dr. Pepper and bits and bobs of other things.

Putting the hot cider on the table with the food and *taking the lid off* increased consumption.

Make less soup.  Seriously.  Times three is probably fine.  But on that note, bringing the crock up to warm with water and putting the lid on catty-wampus worked perfectly.  The soup stayed hot and silky all night.  I guarantee that it will break when I reheat it, but such is life.

Make less roast.  Even if it runs out, there's lots of other food.

The chili was a hit.  I was wrong.

Think seriously about adding some more tableware.  Four more plates, if nothing else.

Forty pounds of ice.

Doing the Yorkshire pudding in two batches was perfect.


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Jan. 2nd, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC)
Opinion from the commercial food world
The uber-trendy thing is little bits of food, including soups. As in a demitasse cup's worth as an amuse-bouche.

In other words, if your entire crowd loves the mustard soup (and if everyone arrives in a way to work this), then dishing out a small cup of it to everyone and making a toast out of it might work.

But that's how I roll ;-D
Jan. 3rd, 2015 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Opinion from the commercial food world
Valid point. But I'm less about trendy and more about feeding people until they plea for mercy. But you know where I come from, so you understand. :-)
Jan. 3rd, 2015 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Opinion from the commercial food world
Not trendy here either, but cool shit is still cool shit ;-D

Still...yea I get ya!

Edited at 2015-01-03 07:18 pm (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Opinion from the commercial food world
Definitely - one of the best meals I've ever had in my life... I didn't really understand, and I'm still not sure I ate it "correctly." But, oh my...
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