Welcome back ya’ll!
Today I bring you breakfast and lunch for team Hook Smash! Team Hook Smash producers are Tim Wellingtan, Ray Lee and Slava Nam. We met early on to discuss the menu, and although we had to shuffle it around a bit, we came up with something nice and homey that filled everyone up.
First we had a lovely breakfast of costco’s super moist muffins and some toast, fruit and a variety of granola bars.
The opinions on the muffin placement varied from “how nice, bringing all of the colors together.” to “patsy this is so unnatural…stop playing God.” to “omg the blueberry ones are sooooooooo gooooooood” – Samantha Green
Next up we had a few varieties of bread from white to brown to the breakfast favorite : cinnamon raisin toast. Also tons of jam and pb as well as butter and chocolate pb!
We also had some granola bars, apples and bananas for the craft table.
After setting up the breakfast — and attempting to brew coffee — note to self learn how to do that and make it taste right without drinking it…. — I went back to my house and got started on cooking the 5 large boxes of rotini, chopping up the carrots, onions, celery, tomatoes and green peppers for the veggie sauce, cooking the ground beef for the meat sauce and making the caesar salad.
I made the veggie sauce in the crock pot and unfortunately I don’t think all the veggies had the time to cook before lunch I was really disappointed and tried to save the day by baking them in the oven for 45 minutes with the pasta before going to the set to no avail. Lesson learned : cook veggies before putting them in crock pot next time. I mixed everything together with a bunch of minced garlic, oregano, thyme, basil and salt and pepper and a big ol bottle of prego sauce.
Then I got to work on the beef sauces — I don’t have any pictures of those because it was probably one of the crazier points of the last few days. So let’s move onto the pasta sauce covering the pasta.
I had never actually made marinara before and judging by the compliments I received, I think it turned out pretty good considering.
I didn’t end up having time to make the salad before leaving home, so the lovely Sam helped me put it together when I got there. We made two large bowls of it and ran out anyway! It’s so hard to try and guess what kind of food people will want to eat on set, and this was the most successful salad by far — it also occurs to me that it is the simplest of them all as well, so it’ll continue to be a staple in my future catering jobs — I’ll make sure to add some parmesan cheese next time too.
And of course, I made dessert, but this time.. I made cupcakes with my favorite — DINOSOURS!!! I think this was probably one of my favorite sets of cupcakes ever.
Well that’s it for this post, stay tuned for the rest of the week to see all of my work on set!