I just hired a PM cook and she is excellent! She made this fruit salad today....

a mixture of apples, oranges, strawberries, marsmallows, whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes, walnuts.....

strawberry "flower"

Orange cake

lemon bars

pecan bar


My new gadget:

I am clueless when it comes to electronic gadgets. However, at the recommendation of some friends, I decided to get this Canon Powershot SD 870 camera. It takes sharp clear pictures and I absolutely love it's compactness. :) It's small enough to fit comfortably in my purse and is able to produce great quality pictures. All the photos I post from now onwards will be from this Canon camera. (I will miss my old Minolta camera..it had camptured all my memorable moments for the last several years. )

Today, we had Purchasing meeting at LLUMC. I love these meetings because we get to sample tons of food! It was chips, energy bars and drinks day.

At the last meeting, we had to sample more than 30 variety of ice cream flavors from various brands like Häagen-Dazs and Dreyers. It was my first time indulging on ice cream big time!

After sampling all these items, the committee takes a vote on whether the Nutritional Services Department should bring them into the cafeterias. If the majority of the people feel that it is a good product, the item will be brought in and sold to customers or patients. However, if the items are not moving well, they will be discontinued.

That's a brief glimpse into the Purchasing meetings conducted at LLUMC. I love my job and am excited to learn new things everyday. There are challenging times but it is a rewarding experience. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! :)


Italian Bistro event

We did an "Italian Bistro" theme catering event for the Doctor's Appreciation Day on March 31st.

Pasta bar -
*Tiger-stripped butternut squash Ravioli with Applejack Sauce

*Spaghetti - regular
*Fettucini - whole wheat

Sauces -
*alfredo sauce
*marinara with meatballs

Vegetable -
*garlic asparagus with lemon zest

Gourmet Salad - Olive Garden style
*Italian dressing on the side (oil & vinegar)
*Caesar dressing on the side (creamy)

*Garlic herb breadsticks
*small bottles of sparkling Martinelli's
*water in carafes with ice and slices of lemon
*parmesan cheese & red peppers packets/bowls
*salt & pepper shakers - on each of the 8 tables

*Cheesecake bars - assortment

raspberry swirl



Prepared To-go boxes for busy doctors

I'm glad the event went well and smooth. It is a real compliment to know that the doctors were raving about the food- even a few days after the event! :D

We gave platters of strawberries and brownies for one of the parties this week...

There is a private daffodil garden located at Running Springs (near Big Bear) that is only open for 3 weeks a year during spring. Check out this site if you'd like to go: http://www.geocities.com/thedaffodilgarden/info.htm

Favorite pictures of the week~ with little Zoei and Jayce!
Happy Birthday, Jayce! :)

God bless and have a beautiful week!
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