Getting the party started

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by superdave, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    My neighbor's son is graduating from college tomorrow and she was having sticker shock from the quotes she was getting to cater the party.  My wife, being the generous soul that she is, said, "Dave will do it!"  And of course I was rubbing my hands together at the thought.  I said, "Give me a budget and consider it done!"  Sounds like there will be anywhere from 25 - 30 college age adults and a few of us geezers.  Taking the college age kids into account, what should I cook for, 50?  LOL

    Beverages:
    Assorted Beers
    Sodas
    Bottled Water

    Appetizers:
    veggie tray
    stuffed mushrooms
    chips & dip
    smoked salmon dip

    Meal:
    Smoked Brisket
    Pulled Pork
    Ranch Beans
    Potato Salad
    Rolls
    Mac & Cheese

    Dessert:
    1/2 sheet cake
    ice cream

    16 lbs brisket is getting started today.
     

    Injected and starting the rub down.



     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2013
  2. Wow! Kind soul indeed! I'm sure they'll be very happy!!!! Cheers! - Leah
     
  3. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    Okay, I went out to stir the beans and thought you deserved an update shot.

     
  4. OK, and forgive me for being the one "on" right now, but yes, that does look amazingly impressive and so there! Cheers! - Leah
     
  5. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    Just when you think everything is running smoothly.....

    Got a phone call from my neighbor saying that the graduation was over early and everyone was headed over to the house.  (This was 1 1/2 hours before the previously reported party start time.  And I only mention this because I really planned on doing a much better photo shoot of the whole spread.  As it got a little crazy after the call, the photos didn't happen like I would have liked.  Here is what I had taken before the phone rang.

    Stuffed Mushrooms

    Smoked Beans With Sausage & Bacon

    Mac & Cheese


    Brisket

    Pulled Pork
     
  6. You INDEED did a very kind thing!!! They absolutely must have been thrilled! Your new photos look great!!!!! Cheers! - Leah
     

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