Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Another Day at the Office

I have a wide variety of roles and responsibilities at work, but today included one of the best parts of my job... taste testing for our big event coming up this fall.  Deb, Chiqui and I made a visit to our caterer's office during lunch and sampled the delicious menu options they have put together for our auction.  They presented us with 2 salad options, 3 main course options, and 2 amazing dessert options... let's just say that we left with full bellies and 2 bags full of delicious leftovers.  It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!

Roasted Sturgeon Filet

 Jerk Chicken with Fried Grits (that's right, Dad!)

Island Curry Flankiron Steak with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Passion Fruit & Lime Bavarian Sponge Cake

Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

Eat What You Earn...
When my alarm went off at 6am this morning, I wanted to just knock it off my nightstand, put a pillow over my head and go back to sleep.  But then I remembered that we were having our big taste testing today and I knew I needed to burn some calories this morning in preparation :)  So I went for a nice cool jog (in the rain) which is always a great way to start the day.  But after our delicious lunch meeting, I decided a little extra activity today would do me good.  So when I got home from work this evening, I decided to go for another jog (again in the rain) to try out my new running shoes.  I got these Vibram 5-Fingers at the REI used gear sale this past weekend.  They had only been worn once and were a great deal and I've always wondered what they would be like to run in.  It definitely felt different.  I got a little blister on my left heel so they need to be worn in a little more.  I could tell that I was using different foot and leg muscles when running in these barefoot-feeling shoes and it will take some getting used to.  I probably won't trade in my favorite Nikes for them, but I'll try running in them maybe once a week or so.

kind of weird... I know.


  1. Man, taste testing food would be such a dream job! I wish I could do that everyday. :) The choices you got to try looked delicious! I'm sure that was a nice little break from your everyday routine at the office.

  2. My mouth is watering! I've done the taste-test job for an event in the past and yes, it's quite a treat.Which did you choose?

  3. Amazing food and strange shoes!

  4. We loved the chicken and the steak... our caterer is going to make a few tweaks on the meals and we'll head back in 3 weeks for another taste testing :) The tough jobs just keep coming!