Archives for category: Great Parties

I’m catching up on my blog posts, and I realized there’s been so much I haven’t shared.  I’m going all the way  back to  February when we did the premiere reception for “The Yellow Handkerchief.” It was one of those events when 300 folks come out of the screening and  we need to be ready to  serve! We’re real good at this kind of reception,  and  we can do it on a tight budget too.

First we set up the trays while the folks are watching he movie.

300 Salmon Canapes ready to go

300 Salmon Canapes ready to go

I hire a great staff….

Party Makers

Party Makers

And we decorate a little bit.

Lighted Orchid Centerpieces

Lighted Orchid Centerpieces

Come and get it!!

Vegetable Tapenade on Endive Spears

Vegetable Tapenade on Endive Spears

We are ready and waiting to serve you!  This event was at the Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center. They are sticklers for the paper work  and insurance nonsense, but  the easy to work  and elegant venue always creates a successful and enjoyable evening.

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It’s here!  The new and Improved website for Jennie Cooks Catering Company.

Take a look around and have a party!  Or recruit some friends and let’s get together and cook up a storm on a Sunday afternoon.  There’s so much to  do with good food, and I want to help you eat well.

 Oh my julia I love you so

Oh my Julia I love you so

Everybody eats! Everybody  wins!

Beautiful wedding, beautiful bride.

Emily and Blair

Emily and Blair

The guests were cozy in the Casita with a roaring fire to welcome them to this special day.

cozy guests

cozy guests

Outside the weather was giving us a thrilling evening –  we weren’t sure if it would rain –  and we didn’t care either way –  we were safe and warm, held by all the love in the room.

The bridge from the entrance of the Casita

The bridge from the entrance of the Casita

Right after the ceremony, we served chubby crab cakes to appreciative guests. Followed by a grand buffet with an emphasis on vegetarian selections.

People raved –  and joy abounded. Weddings are wonderful.

Chubby crabcakes

Chubby crabcakes

Please tell me – why is it okay to put up your Christmas lights the day after Thanksgiving, but if you leave them up for the entire month of January, you’re a loser? On that note, Just because a party is long gone,  can’t I still remember it fondly and share some pix a few months later?

pretty pie makers & box decorators

pretty pie makers and box decorators

The answer: yes I can!
For starters, check out these awesome pictures and wonderful blog entree from Nozizwe.

 we use the honor system

we use the honor system

She made the prettiest pie and  we bartered for some of her awesome photos.  (I’m big on the barter thing)

Busy Busy Busy

Busy Busy Busy

It was a great way to kick off the holiday season and get all the busy bakers in the mood to  be thankful, joyful, grateful.

creating tradition for years to come

creating tradition for years to come

I certainly hope you can make it in 2010.  We made 130 pies this year –  and we couldn’t have made even one more.  Next year, more apples, more molasses, more pecans…. MORE BEER!

I’m checking things off my list  and one of them was a blog post about the Eat-In last September for Slowfood.

ready set...

ready set...

Lisa did a great review here. I added a few pictures and now… off my list !

gathering signatures and letter writing station

gathering signatures and letter writing station

good times, good eats

good times, good eats

I’m here for you.  Check out my traditional menu for your enjoyment (and relaxation)  and come make your own pie for cry eye. Oh yeah, and look at my brother’s big ears in this picture.

home for the Holidays

Holiday Majic

This could be you.  Diane baked her first pie ever last year.

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Diane's first time

And it was delicious, she remembers every bite. Penny and Mr. Finley created a delicious apple pie, and had so much fun, they came back to make chocolates for Valentines day.

master bakersThis lady, whose name eludes me, showed up when the doors opened and baked a few nice and early.

The early bird makes the best pies.And of course, Mimi was Virginal.

P1000210How will your pie turn out?  Come and find out November 22nd.