I CATERED ROSA’S GRADUATION PARTY
I remember many (many years) ago when I was a senior in high school. My parents relieved me from any household and farm help duty. Talk about ultimate concentration and dedication, what I did was studied, ate and slept. My goal, also my parents’ goal, was for me to pass the graduation examinations.
Beginning of that year, using lucky money that I collected until that point, I bought ten little ducklings to join my parents’ chickens, which ran around the yards and gardens, eating and playing. They enjoyed life very much, I guessed. Some months later, many times when I stepped out to escape my books for a little, I often ran into the duck eggs. It was so fun to search for the eggs because they laid everywhere, on the ground, and around the dry rice stalks that my father reserved for the bulls.
I graduated with a special diploma. I was a smart student. My parents cooked those ducks for my graduation party. How do you like my story? I love it a lot. It is still in my memory and I won’t forget.
This year I decided to make a local girl happy.
Teresa works with me. She said to me: “Come to see me sometime”. One time I gave her some coconut candies I brought back from Vietnam on my last trip. She said to me that Rosa, her daughter, savored them little by little. Then Teresa brought Rosa to me. The next thing you know I offered to cater Rosa’s graduation party.
There was estimate of 50 guests.
Rosa chose the pink theme and menu:
Crispy pork spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce
Spanakopita with Tzatziki sauce
Shrimp pad Thai
Pink cherry punch
I spent 3 days shopping and prepping, cooking and putting it together, of course with the help of my husband driving, Margaret, Teresa’s sister, Rosa and her friend. The food was delicious. Teresa’s parents could eat my food although they had food strict due to their health. Teresa was happy. The most important thing was that Rosa was happy.