Well, today was the day and if I can gauge it from all the talk I heard I will declare victory. I did a little of everything including setting up the hall all the way to doing dishes. (Yes it takes me back to my mess cook duty in the Coast Guard) I had to teach my chefs (volunteers for a better term) that it is faster to just put in an inch of water and steam the veggies instead of trying to boil them in 3 gallons of water. (takes too long and not very energy efficient) For the record we had 150 peeps, 18 of which were kids. Plenty of food, and the left(y)overs went to the Salvation Army which by chance had to feed 16 volunteers for the next 5 days. So that worked out perfectly. Santa Claus came in and had presents for the kids. We had about 25 door prizes and table settings to give away and it kept everyone involved right till the end. Entertainment was a worker that sings locally and he was very entertaining. I didn't win any of the door prizes
but the thanks I got made it worth it all.
Am I getting long winded? Anywho to make a long story longer I am really tired and in the mood for an adult drink just to celebrate and relax a bit. One of the perks I got was a ham bone with a good amount of meat on it that I will turn into a bean soup and donate it this Sunday to the American Legion for those that show up to watch football there. It will be a nice comfort food to warm up the old bones with the weather turning a bit stomy over the next few days.