Thursday, April 26, 2007

Nevermind... :(

Well, I thought I'd be co-hosting Toledo's Andrew Z Morning Show tomorrow, but as it turns out they asked a few area women and someone else responded sooner. I was really looking forward to it and I'm disappointed, but I guess now at least I don't have to wake up at 5 A.M...

Also, I apologize for the lack of posting, I’ve had a stressful few days and it won’t be over until Saturday night. This year I’ve coached and judged BGSU’s Forensics team, but what I don’t think I’ve mentioned here is that I’ve also co-chaired the establishment of a Forensics Alumni Chapter. Saturday we’re hosting what was supposed to be our first annual Alumni Banquet. Unfortunately alumni response was low, so it’s more of an End-of-the-Year event for students and their parents. All was going well until yesterday morning when my caterer cancelled!!!

I owe so much thanks to Loren, who calmed me down as I was hysterical on the phone with him, and even helped find a replacement. But later, as I worked to nail things down with my co-chair, she informed me that we would barely break even, and maybe go into the red. While it wasn’t our main focus, we had assumed the event would render us a profit to become a functional organization. Against every rational bone in my body I was talked into making the food ourselves in order to make a profit!!!

Granted, it’s only for 40 people… and the plan is to do a simple pasta dish with chicken, mixed vegetables, salad and bread. I’M FREAKING OUT!!! Fortunately desserts and beverage are already taken care of, but still! If anyone has any advice, email me!


  1. Go to Gordon's Food Service - you can usually save a bundle on large quantities...too bad I wasn't in the area, I'd offer to help...

    Good luck!


  2. lol... too funny Amber, we just got back from Gordon's!



  3. If you need a simple chicken recipe that looks like you spent hours preparing - let me know. I used to work for a deli that did lots of caterings, so I know a few tricks of the trade :) Best of luck!

  4. Remember, K.I.S.S., Keep It Simple, Sweetie! Mary Kay Ash had told this to consultants all the time. This is nice to remember so you don't overwhelm yourself. Gosh, I wish I was there, I have a huge stainless steel pan (buffet style) and 3 crock pots! Do you have a buffet warmer? That would help...or sterno? Big Lots sometimes has things like this. Best Wishes!

  5. I wanted to add, you may want to put a donation box or jar out. This will not only help you this weekend but could be used for future endeavors. Also, you may want to have a 50/50 drawing!I believe Wal-mart has tickets in their office supplies.


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