I attended a banquet of sorts this evening. Dreading the highly salted yet not salted enough piece of wood (oops.. I mean chicken), I mindlessly expected to choke down the 5 pieces of lettuce put on my plate (my salad…) with dressing that had been sitting on the tables since I had sat down.. I know what you’re thinking, “Parker, we have all been to a banquet before. We know how this works.” THAT IS WHERE YOU ARE WRONG MY FRIENDS. I had a very green salad with ample amounts of delicious balsamic dressing. Minutes after finishing the salad, the waitress approached the table when the magical words came out of her mouth…. “Would you like sweet or unsweet tea”…………….. In my 21 years of life of traveling across america while attending various banquets, I have never EVER been asked if I wanted sweet tea. This is brilliant. To the association who put the banquet on, thank you for opening your budget to have some sugar melted down to make my brownish dish water taste delicious. So, now i am on cloud nine. Just sipping my sweet tea, loving life and this now fabulous banquet (and now wishing I had taken some more time on my hair). The main course is served. To my surprise (they keep the surprises coming I promise), a delicious plate filled with squash, zucchini, onions, peppers, mashed potatoes (expected), and a wonderful herb roasted chicken breast lies on my plate. Now I am pinching myself. I am enjoying banquet food? Am I dreaming or did someone slip something into my sweet tea? No. I look around for what course is next. In front of me is a white cake (resembling cheese cake which is my favorite). So, naturally, I take a HUGE bite. Instead, it was a tasty Key Lime Pie. I’ve never been so happy leaving a banquet due to the amazing food. Now if this food had been served at a restaurant, I would have sent it back. But considering this catering company was feeding 200 plus people, I was HIGHLY impressed. Thank you to the catering company for giving my night a little spice and excitement. Also, thanks for giving me something to blog about that isn’t a complaint.
Until tomorrow… Cheers!