In an effort to cut costs and support Mr. E on his student film, I offered to cater food for 3 of 5 days. Let's be clear. I cook. Pretty well too! Pork chops with peaches, Meatloaves, burgers, mashed potatoes, etc etc. I bake. Pies, cookies, homemade breads, etc etc. Because I do these things, and I enjoy doing these things, and I've heard praise for doing these things...I thought helping Mr. E out would be useful. Fun, even. And then I realized that I need three meals on different days for 30+ people. Pizza is frowned upon for SAG actors because it's too "cliche". Though I could probably swing it if I wanted (hello? pizza and salad and apple crisp? that's not your average college set, now is it?!) So I need to get creative. Pasta and meatballs...with salad and garlic bread. Meatballs are easy enough to make ahead of time. The pasta dried out by the time I transported it to set last time, so we'll see if we can think of something sneaky to keep it slippery and serve-able. Carne Asada fries French fries, carne asada meat, refried beans, cheese, guacamole (optional) and sour cream (optional).
I loved getting these at theatre rehearsals- everyone loves Mexican food and these are SO EASY to whip up. Mr. E requested these the last day due to bean content. My coup de grace? Breakfast for dinner. I'll cook dozens of pancakes and just fry up sausage and bacon! Who doesn't eat bacon? Plus, I've already made lemon bars for the masses, so we'll call that their "fresh fruit" for the day, yeah?
We can all ignore the three sticks of butter I added, mmkay?