I was barely home 72 hours and off I went again - this time to Monterey for the annual Dad & Daughters trip we take. We did things a little differently this year - my mom joined us at the lovely Borg's Motel and my sister Kendall is out of the country in Portugal. We managed to squeeze some fun out of the cool temperatures and we even tried some new eateries - gasp! Now I'm back home for about 3 weeks before I head to Vegas, Dillon's Beach and San Francisco. No rest for the wicked! ;)
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My mom has owned a catering business since I was in third grade. Over the years I have worked countless jobs to subsidize the fun things in my life. You may think it's a glamorous job, but I think the pictures above prove otherwise. Kidding..kidding.. I had to change in the men's restroom because the women's was locked! Working a catering job with my family is like a rite of passage with the Lanes. You have to be pretty well liked to even be asked to join the manual labor fun, but you've also got to prove yourself. They may be desperate at times for workers, but if you're no good - you won't be asked back. So this was kind of a big step in mine and Mr. Goddard's relationship. I think baby did good.
Last Saturday we were up at a beautiful lake near Grass Valley for a wedding. Somewhat unusual about this job was that there was NO silverware. The food was entirely finger food. Cute idea in theory with a sweets buffets, sliders, chips and dip, but I wouldn't recommend it. The guests were acting like ravaged animals and we could not get everything to bite size and out fast enough!
This is what happens behind the scenes. A real life look at what is happening at your catered parties. There's fighting, crying, cleaning, drinking, eating, sitting around, but mostly there's merriment. And hopefully Mr. Goddard will be invited back!
I hope everyone had a relaxing Sunday with their fathers. I'm already looking ahead at my four day work week! No relaxing to be had this week or weekend. My to-do list is bursting with tons of last minute things to accomplish for my best friend's bridal shower this Saturday. I even took Friday off so that I would have plenty of time to get everything just right for her party. I haven't been able to share many details since she reads this blog so I'm looking forward to the post next week. There's nothing I love more than throwing a party!
Back to Dad though - last night was another amazing dinner with family and friends at my parent's house. Followed up with lots of great gifts for my dad. Our usual way of celebrating, great food and great gifts. My dad loved his shirt, which I picked up on Etsy at a neat shop called Vital. If you or someone that you know is a bike enthusiast, it's worth checking out. I think what my Dad really loved was his tupperware wrapped in a towel. Yes, I got my Dad tupperware - it's one of those things and I didn't have any non-girly/wedding wrapping paper! He said that in all his years of unwrapping gifts, he'd never had one wrapped in a towel. I like to be an original!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- Large pinch of salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 egg whites
- 2/3 c. thawed frozen Pink Lemonade Concentrate
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 5 or more drops red food coloring
- 2 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
- zest of 1 large lemon
- 1 tbs. lemon juice
- 3 1/3 powdered sugar