This weekend felt like a marathon!!! I worked for a few hours Saturday morning, and then Delia, Barbara and I did a cooking demo at Piedmont Park's Green Market. After we got everything set up, another chef came by to tell us that he was scheduled to do his demo on the same stage, at the same time. At first we blamed the staff of the park for double-booking... but it turns out that our publicist got the date wrong. We worked it out with the other chef and abbreviated our demo so there would be time for all of us to do our thing. Barbara is the owner of one of the new Biscuits that are scheduled to open this Fall. This was her first demo as a "Biscuiteer" and she did a phenomenal job!
Later in the afternoon, Michael and I went back to Mary Catherine's house for another get-together. This one was for my cousin Courtney's wedding shower. She's getting married near Charlotte, NC in late August, and I'm hoping that everything will work out and we can make it to the wedding.
We couldn't stay at Mary C's too long, because we wanted to go to Tim & John's house for a party that Beverly was hosting there. It was a nice party and we spent most of the night sitting around a huge fire pit in the backyard-- gossiping, trading stories and roasting marshmallows for s'mores. Good times!
We left that party around 10:30pm, and headed home to change into our outfits for the Corner Tavern's Karaoke Pajama Party! We wore pajama bottoms, T-shirts and slippers. Michael wore a robe too, so that we'd have a pocket to keep keys and money in. We looked like we were ready for bed, but we headed for the Tavern instead. Imagine the look on our faces when we walked into the Tavern and realized that we were the only customers dressed in PJs!!! Oh, did I mention that Michael was wearing a huge pair of Homer Simpson slippers?!?!? Most of the staff were wearing pajamas, but we were the only customers sitting at the bar looking like fools! It was fun, though!
Today's party was at the home of Mar & Ray McCune in honor of Ray's retirement. It was a great party, and Mar served the punches that she's famous for: Champagne Punch, Whiskey Punch, Southern Comfort Punch, etc. She also had the food catered by Oceans-- a catering company out of Jefferson Park. The food was incredible, and the company was a lot of fun.
It was a long and tiring weekend, but I wouldn't have changed a thing about it!