So, our wonderful vacation is over and I’m in to Day 2 of the “work week” in Maui. I am here still, with Rob, and we are both helping with a filming project Dare 2 Share is doing here. Rob has many odds and ends roles – he’s a driver, researcher, and anything else that comes along that needs his assistance. I am cooking with my good friend, Jeanie Rhoades, for approximately 25 people. Think 25 people x 3 meals a day x 8 days = a grand total of 600 meals served! The schedule has been tricky. For example, last night we were up until about midnight packing lunches and then up at 3 am this morning getting breakfast served and lunches in the cooler as the departure time of the filming cast and crew was 4 a.m. Whew! I tried to go back to sleep – not so much, so now I feel a bit discombobulated on what day and time it is and who I am! :o)
Trips to Costco have been many – Costco in Maui is like Costco right before Thanksgiving at home – very crowded! Pretty much add 2 hours to any length of time you intend to be there – travel time and time in the store. Yeah, that’s fun! Each trip has been an adventure – Jeanie and generally gather a ton of onlookers as we navigate heaping carts and flats around the store piling on the needed items to serve this week.
Breakfast: Breakfast bars, Go-Gurt, Coffee to Go, Fresh Pineapple and other fruit, Variety of juices
Lunch: Sesame Chicken Wraps, Turkey Spinach Wraps, Ham and Maui Onion Wraps with assorted chips and such
Dinner: Lasagna, Spaghetti, Artichoke/Spinach Dip with killer bread, salad – pie and ice-cream
Everyone seemed well fed and happy – hooray! Thanks, Jeanie, for being willing to be on this adventure with me! You may never speak to me again when we return since it’s been a pretty crazy schedule – just remember the sunset view from the kitchen! 🙂
Rob and I are still thankful to be here. The view from the kitchen where all the cooking-ness takes place overlooks the ocean. How cool is that? And, Rob is getting to do a ton of crazy stuff. Keep praying for our energy levels and for us to be a blessing while we are here. I’ll try to keep posting, but it may be less frequent depending on how time allows.
P.S. Any menu/cooking tips for cooking for a crowd?