For those of you that missed it, Mocha's (my oldest son's fiance) Bridal Shower was this past Saturday.
I was to make my Strawberry Salad for 78 people!
And I did!
I bought 6 bags (3 lbs in each bag) of the chopped romaine, 4 pack (2 lbs each) of strawberries, 10 packs (1 lb each) of parmesan cheese, 3 large containers of mayonnaise, 1 quart vinegar, 1/2 gallon milk, sugar and poppy seeds. Whew! It took me awhile to put it all together and when I was all said and done, I had 4 very large bowls and prayed that I had enough to go around!
When I go to the reception hall, the bridesmaids and some of her family were buzzing along getting the room ready! Her Mom made herself "in charge" and kept telling me, "Java do this"...and "Java do that"...hmmmm that didn't go over to well but oh well....she always seems to treat me like this and I'm guessing its because she is older them me.
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So anyway, we had 1 1/2 hours to get the room ready! And we did.
The rest of the food was pasta salad, mozzarella skewers with tomatoes, chicken wraps, turkey wraps, baked ziti and fruit kabobs.
Everyone LOVED the salad and kept coming up to me for the recipe!
For dessert, there was a table full of homemade cupcakes in 3 different flavors: carrot cake with cream cheese icing, chocolate with peanut butter icing and vanilla with chocolate icing.
First they cleared off the table that the food was on.
Mocha stood in the middle...
....while one bridesmaid brought over a present....
....and handed it to another bridesmaid....
.....that UNWRAPPED it AND OPENED THE CARD....
....she handed it to another bridesmaid to write it down on a tablet who it was from.....
....who then handed it Mocha so she could hold it up and show everyone and thank that person...
....and then it was handed over to another bridesmaid to stack it on the table!
80+ presents were opened in less then a half an hour!
I have never seen anything like it before!
If you blinked...you missed 5 gifts!
It was unreal!
Mocha didn't open ONE SINGLE present!
There was an intense game of volleyball going on when I got there!
Did I have enough salad?
I sure did! Even some left over!
Next on the list....
The rehearsal dinner!