Monday, November 17, 2008

Creation Festival: The Tour

This was an interesting weekend. I was hardly at home at all. We spent Saturday shopping for the food to prepare for Creation Festival. A'Lisa agreed to cater the event. There were 9 Christian rock bands, roadies, managers and volunteers. We probably fed 100 people. Some of the music was pretty good, but these bands appeal to a much younger audience!

Saturday we ate out at Golden Corral and it didn't agree with either on of us (I think we need to stay out of that place). A'Lisa was sick all night, up and down, in and out of the bathroom. Neither of us got much sleep. Sunday morning we left town at 6:00 AM and drove to Dodge City by 7:00 AM to prepare for the first meal of the day. It was only continental breakfast, so it was easy to prepare. We had sweet rolls, cereal and milk, fruit, juice, coffee and tea (this is what they wanted). I planned ahead and brought bacon and eggs to cook for myself!

Lunch consisted of grilled burgers and hot dogs. I made a big pot of chili and we prepared tossed salad to go along with it. One volunteer made 20 dozen cookies, and we had soft drinks too, so there were sweets all day long. My lunch consisted of a burger with cheese.

We contracted out dinner since they basically wanted a Thanksgiving dinner, turkey with all the trimmings. One of our friends cooked 9 smoked turkeys and we made the yams w/marshmallows, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cooked veggies and salad. For dessert A'Lisa made apple and peach pie, cake and we also had store bought pumpkin pies. I chowed down on smoked turkey and salad with ranch dressing.

Food was the topic of the day, so I used the opportunity to share my low carb lifestyle with many people. By the grace of God, I was able to stay on plan, despite being surrounded by high carb foods. We cleaned up, packed everything away and hauled it back to town. We didn't get home until 10:00 pm and got to bed by 11:00 PM. It's 8:30 AM as I write this, A'Lisa is still asleep and I probably won't go to the radio station until 10:30 this morning. What a weekend, I'm glad it's over!!

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