Friday, March 30, 2012

Eat Like a Bird? I don't think so.

Mammy: Oh, no, you ain't. If you don't care what folks says about this family, I does. And I done told you and told you, you can always tell a lady by the way she eats in front of people - like a bird. And I ain't aimin' to have you go over to Mista John Wilkes' house and eat like a field hand and gobble like a hog.

Scarlett: Fiddle dee-dee! Ashley Wilkes says he likes to see a girl with a healthy appetite.

- Unknown Author Gone With the Wind, 1939

Sometimes I go to a fundraiser with the intention of bidding on lovely trips, baskets, and gift certificates. I fully expected to do just this when I recently went to a charity auction. But the food stations at this event were too tempting to resist that I spent most of my time enjoying the yummy treats that I forgot to bid on some items that I loved.

So if I’m going to break the rules and not eat like a bird, then I’m going to do it with flair by starting with the cake pops.   Almost the size of the palm of my hand, the red velvet and coconut cake pops were absolute heaven. 

And then there were the cupcakes...

One cannot survive on desserts alone, so my friends and I decide to try something a little bit lighter after the sweets.  This food display is stunning!  I love everything about it, from the pops of green to the tower of mini carry out boxes.  . 

Each mini wonton salad contains a fortune.  So creative, fun, and delicious. 

Fish tacos stacked on limes with a dollop of guacamole are a unique twist on finger food. 

If the first display was an exercise in all things miniature, then the paella is the other end of the scale.  The huge pan of paella serves quite a large crowd and is as delicious as the real deal in Spain. 

These little treats are mini chicken pot pies!  Such an original idea.  My friends and I went from station to station and tried everything.  All of the serving sizes were perfect for tasting a little bit of everything and made it easy to sip and socialize while we ate.   

Oh, here are the wonderful items for the silent auction.  I almost forgot!  The cake pop distracted me. 

So perhaps I didn't eat like a bird at this charity event, but it was delicious.  We were interviewed by the media, on camera no less, with cake pops in hand.  Too funny. 

What is the best food you have ever had at a charity event?



  1. OMG all of that looks delicious! I hope you had a great day honey and can come by and check out my new blog design! Kori xoxo

  2. The best food I've ever had at a charity event was a university gala where we had the most amazing duck confit.



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