by Harold Almon baesoe.com
Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin
In Frugal Food Selection and Service we will learn about three of the stations and lines:
Station Three The Line to the Bar Drinks to Have
Station Four The Line to the Table Decorations
Station Five The Line to the Foods Menu Courses
Each station is to be manned and equipped. Every phase of sharing must be done by going through one.
Tasks can be done by committees. The planning part can be done by a committee of one. The planning for drinks and foods for a hospitality event may be done by the Refreshment committee. It is responsible for the Catering. Atmosphere can be the responsibility of the Decoration committee. After setting up the dining room and before opening the doors and someone says, “Dinner is served,” know this: what everyone will remember are your stations and the ambiance in each: how each room is prepared, and the lines are set up to serve drinks, and your menu. And what decorations you used as an indication of what efforts were made to ensure person would remember your event fondly.
This book is to be used when serving drinks, decorating a table, and fulfilling a menu is part of your entertainment plans, or is a job for which you are responsible. It will give you confidence to shop frugally, prepare creatively, to give an event.
Items marked with a *D may be of special interest when eating with people concerned with diabetes.
Buying and Eating Foods with Style on a Dime can best be done with extending hospitality. You get to expand your palate, try new recipes, and enjoy the leftovers, or divvy them up as you please, after each practice.
Remember, the reasons people are to be invited to an event are to share drink, atmosphere, food, and honor: these can be the fruits of the tasks done by your hospitality committee(s.)
Music for a Frugal Event
The planning for the music for a hospitality event may be done by the Entertainment committee. Frugally music can be anything from a radio to a DJ.
Music is playing. The candles are now lit (where allowed.) Before people come to the table, know this.
Music is to be controlled from a communication closet in station five: a kitchen, or station seven: a bedroom, or an Armoire off the reception floor. It can be piped or wired into a living room, family room, dining room, and outside.
In old school, you hooked your system to an amplifier with A B and C channels. Speaker could be turned on or off (and or up and down) by another amplifier in each room.
How can the best music in your environment be in a room or space without controls to it for where you are in it?
We will learn about Frugal Foods and Stylish Recipes beginning with Station Three. You can use each My Palate ® Almon Hitt list as a shopping list to broaden your own.