One to go.
Justine's grad party went well. There were many, many people here and we had lots of yummy food. Amazingly enough, even with as many people as were here, we still have lots of food left over. Mostly raw veggies, cheese and crackers. Of course, I made sure that there we didn't get anything that we wouldn't eat ourselves. So, probably tomorrow I'll be blanching and freezing some of the broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. We like veggies but not that many all at once. And while we've got lots of food left, the thing I had to send V to the store for mid-party was for more stuff to make punch. We had strawberry lemonade to drink and people couldn't seem to get enough of it.
Of course, some of that food will go tonight. About 20 of the friends here this afternoon are coming back tonight at 8 for a "private" birthday party. They were all warned that they would be getting leftovers and were fine with that. Evidently they were all impressed with the spread I put out. Justine is baking gluten free cupcakes at the moment for the party. Her boyfriend is in town for the week from Colorado where he has been living for the last year (school and work) and he is gluten intolerant. He is one of the reasons we had a wide variety of foods at the party. Not only did we have several people who are gluten intolerant, we had someone lactose intolerant and one of Justine's friends is Muslim (from Egypt) so I made sure to separate anything with pork products. So, items had little allergy alert/ingredient labels on them.
I'll post some photos tomorrow I just don't feel like taking them off the camera at the moment. Justine also had her senior violin recital during the reception so everyone got to hear her play duets both with her teacher and with V.
Now, I'm tired. I've got a bit more cleaning up to do (the kids DO NOT get my good serving dishes tonight!) and then I'm DONE.