Dinner for 64...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by witzend, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's what I said - "64"! I had no clue that it would be that big, but it was a beautiful day, the sun shone, the food was great. husband is exhausted, everyone got over their drama, and if they didn't? Oh well, it's their drama and they can keep it, thank you very much!

    Just so you know, 64 people can go through 72 chicken thighs, three full racks of pork ribs, 12 pounds of pulled pork, and 10 pounds of Kobe beef ribs, plus all of the fixings. Well, we have a little chicken and pulled pork left, but the ribs are long gone! I have no clue as to how much wine we went through. At least two cases from what I got a gander at the recycling tub. A short case of beer (a Pacific NW saying for a 12 pack), a gallon of sweet tea, and gallons and gallons of water.

    The kids who helped were wonderful! I gave them each an extra $20 because they just worked their hineys off all night long. Even the neighbor who pooh-poohed about helping came back today to help put the canopies away. There are probably some things that I will return to the store unused. I scrupulously saved my receipts the last several weeks, so once I get a little rest, I can make a few more trips to the store and get some money back. Honestly, if I have to go to the store within the next week, I'll scream!

    The band was great. I sang 6 songs with them and had a really good time. husband spent the day getting tables and chairs and serving dishes back to people, and helping me with a problem for a client. Tomorrow is an "at home" day, and I will put away things as I come across them, but NO MORE RUSHING! YAY!

    Thanks for all of your well-wishes and recipe ideas! We had a great time!
  2. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    It sounds wonderful, Witz. You are very brave to undertake something like that. I'm pleased it all went off so well. I wish I could see a video of you singing with the band!

    When are you doing the next one!!!!

    Love, Esther
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Sounds like a blast was had by all! Yay for you!
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip


    I'm impressed... And still in awe!

    And now, I'm hungry - ribs sound awesome.
  5. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    Sounds wonderful. Did the "friends" from the other thread help or pay? Just curious.
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I'm glad it turned out great.

    But you're a much much braver woman than I. omg 64 people?? wow

    Yup, you deserve some down time after that.
  7. nvts

    nvts Active Member


    Scared ya didn't I!

    Great job...it really sounds like you and husband even got to enjoy (which rarely happens when you're the one hosting!)!

  8. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    After that? Next time I throw a backyard BBQ I'm asking for your help, Witz.

    And the good news? You only have to type.
  9. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    Definitely nominating you for the CD board Bravery award! What a ton of effort must have went into making that happen. It sounds like people must have enjoyed your hard work, and singing with the band? Someone said they wished there was a video. IS there perchance a video? I'd love that too. I can't believe you pulled this off. Enjoy some down time :)
  10. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    You're definitely braver than I am! Glad everyone had a great time!
  11. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    I bow to you, master chef & hostess. I bow to you...:bravo:
  12. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Witz! I'm so glad it went well and was pleased to read you did hire help. Sounds like an awesome event and I hope it was the money maker you hoped for, too. Hugs. DDD
  13. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    So this was a practice test for difficult child L's wedding that you'll be hosting one day, right? :winks:

  14. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Help, all the while antagonizing me, so I had to leave and do shopping for the evening. Thank goodness I had things to do!
  15. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I wish there was a video, too! I don't think that there is so much as a photo, gosh-darnit! Oh, well. I have my memories!
  16. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Witz - I'm a total wreck putting a meal together for 6.4 people (that's 6 people plus one on the way...).
    All I can say is... WOW!

    SIXTY-FOUR people?
    A complicated menu...
    Hired help...

    And then you were relaxed enough to SING??!!?!?!?!?!!


    Way to go!
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    No you tube???????????

    Gosh darnit!!