Cafe Dejeuner

For our final for my advanced culinary arts class we decided to open up a gourmet restaurant for a night. Our class of about 22 was divided into teams over soups, salads, appetizers, entree, sorbets, and desserts, and we came together to put on a great meal and feed a bunch of faculty and some of our families.
We had one menu, with two defferent meal options, an "A" and a "B". "A" was pomegranate themed, and "B" was gourd themed, with squash and pumpkin things. So guest would choose which meal they liked, and we had servers bring them all the courses.
I (of course) was on the dessert team, and was totally responsible for making 68 pumpkin cannolis for 34 servings. I spent all day Friday making the dough and the mousse and rolling out the cannolis and frying them, then got to the school yesterday at noon, and didn't leave until 9, so it was a lot of work, but it went great. The president of the school President Clark even came, and I had to make him a special "all-hot" dessert because due to recent surgery he had to have everything heated, so I made him a personal molten lava cake which I was so proud of!
Jared was able to come and sat with another one of the supportive husbands from our class, and he loved the dinner! We are hoping this class will put it on again next semester so I can actually attend not just cook!
This was an awesome experience, and plus, being a final, this particular class is now over! I cannot believe it is December, and we go to Colorado in 2 weeks from today!



About 5 years ago my Grandpa Trimble had a terrible heart attack and literally about died.
About 3 years ago my Grandma Bunch's back completely gave out and they were worried about her walking again
This year my Grandpa Bunch was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALC
Last night my Grandma Trimble was diagnosed with Leukemia
The up side? My Grandpa Trimble lived, lost a TON of weight, and is really healthy and thriving
My Grandma Bunch, though with pain, walks and gets around, and is great.
I love my grandparents, and fear for any of their passing, but I know I have been so blessed with great ones who love me!
I love my Grandma Trimble, who will be admitted to the hospital today for at least a month to undergo chemo. Please pray for her, I know she is a fighter!