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Back to the Beach – It’s all over except the dance.

… well, And the desserts,  and the midnight breakfast. But we’ll get to those at some point next week. The fridge is currently floating in wedding food and I’ll need to work through some of that before I do anything else. Okay, the last two of the dinner menu items… and a little something extra at the end. I had decided early on in the talks with the client that I’d do a grilled tofu for the vegan selection, ensuring that they could enjoy the same grilled type food that everyone else was getting, without making them feel too left out. The problem was the fish. The original thought for the pescatarian selection was  obviously to do fish. I played around with snapper… cod… tuna and by-and-large, they either weren’t going to hold up in a buffet situation (fish sitting around in a chafing dish watching it’s life’s juices just evaporate into thin gusty air), or they just didn’t end up tasting very good.. Fish: In order for it to hold onto that charcoal-y, smoky goodness …

Back to the Beach – Eggplant Parmesan

The Rehearsal Dinner The basic etiquette for invitations to the rehearsal dinner are: The Bride and Groom – easy… Check! Their respective Parents – okay… Check! Bridesmaids and spouses (slash) dates – Check and check! ditto for the Groomsmen – Big ol’ Check! and all  of the out-of-town guests – Ch * * … umm…   hmm… that’s everyone….. The original plan was to swanky up the covered area at the beach house with tivoli lights, checkered tablecloths, and chainti bottles and turn it into an Italian restaurant for the night – Serving up trays of Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Heaping bowls of Pasta, Romaine Salad,  and a kind of Spumoni Trifle… when we were talking about 20 to 30 people. When the numbers for the wedding started growing, it became a scramble to figure out what to do with all those people, because – I could go ahead and cook for them, but it would have been a push, with my one helper, to have pulled it off without a hiccup. (You remember what the weather did …