Well, it looks as if this stay at home mum has her work cut out for her! Just before Christmas, I volunteered to help at our local luncheon club. This is a group of people who prepare lunch for elderly folks who have been referred as needing some friendly contact outside of their house. I thought that they would introduce me slowly to the process, but was I ever wrong! Two days ago, the organizer phoned to say that she has me signed up to plan, purchase and prepare lunch for 60 hungry pensioners in 3 weeks time! I have a lot of homework to do. I will be on a strict budget which will work out to £1.00 per person. I will have to make a 2 course meal. I thought they would start me off as a helper, but they needed a cook more. I will be on a 5 weekly rota, so hopefully it will turn out to be a good experience for me.
I need to find something that can be partially prepared ahead of time and finished off at the hall. I need to find a dessert that can be served with pouring cream, custard or chocolate sauce as they like things with a nice topping. My thoughts are leaning to chicken pot pie with veggies on the side and devils food cake with chocolate sauce. The other cooks do roasted dinners, so they think it would be nice for me to try the chicken pie, but I also have to consider the budget. If you think you could help, PLEASE email me. I am NOT opposed to taking advice. I am excited, but I have a lot of planning to do.
Also, if you have facebook, you can look me up under Tennille Downey. Just ask me to be your friend and let me know who you are : ). LOL, Tennille