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The whole month of December is one of our busiest for catering. Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Boxing Day, New Years, Winter Solstice, are some of our popular party themes! Not to mention, there seem to be a lot of December birthdays and anniversaries.

This past week for example, we had a 50th birthday celebration, that the birthday boy, Tod, threw for himself! How great is that, to give yourself a party and have it fabulously catered at well! Tod’s food choices were his all time favorites. I would call the menu “comfort foods delight”.

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Pigs in a blanket, split pea soup, wedge salad, surf and turf, and chocolate molton lava cakes ala mode! As you can imagine the guests were delighted and full!

We also catered a 70th birthday party at a beautiful home in Palm Desert, which was indoor/outdoor, always a gamble here in the desert, in December. But we lucked out with an unseasonably warm night.

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Passed Hors d’oeuvres, “Steak House” station at the grill, and Tuscan station in the dining room, gave both meat eaters and vegetarians plenty of choices. Dessert was a mouth watering display of assorted petite pastries, always a favorite.

Not much rest this month for myself and staff, but it is always so great to hear rave reviews from our clients and friends!

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I was thrilled to get a call from the new Sacks Wellness center in Palm Desert. I had met Dr. David Sacks several times last season when he would come to Jennifer’s Kitchen for lunch. At 75 years young, a successful family practitioner for over 40 years, he could have easily retired, but opted instead to keep on working, focusing on natural anti aging, weight reduction, skin care, supplements and of course nutrition.

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Dr. Sacks is vegan and this is what he recommends as the healthiest diet, so of course he wanted a vegan menu with the OK that a small amount of cheese could be included!

I was a bit worried as this was a grand opening in June in the desert, which could result in a disastrous turn out. But much to my delight, as I soon found out, Dr. Sacks is well loved and respected, and upwards of 150 guests showed up! They had a great time touring the new facilities and thouroghly enjoyed our organic wine selections and passed hors d’oeuvres-Chinese tempeh salad in wonton cups, rosemary potato chips topped w/ hummus and roasted peppers, and Fig, walnut tapenade w/ chevre on crostinis.

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The beautiful buffet that was happily devoured included

Apple, Fennel, Kale Slaw…Whole Wheat Pasta Puntanesca….Southwest Black Bean and Corn Salad…..Quinoa Tabouli…..Romaine salad tossed w/ Mango, cucumbers, avocado and toasted almonds in a ginger vinaigrette…..and an assorted of crudites, cheeses, fruits and nuts.

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