So far in 2009 I have made new friends, tried real Portuguese food thanks to Jess and broken my whisk.
The new friends were found on Beach Trip! I went away with a group of people primarily from Monucs (Monash Uni Choral Society). The rest of the posse was made up of people from the Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide equivalents with a few non choristers thrown in the mix. I was one of the non-choristers.
Cooking for 50 people each night was an interesting experience.
Some people don't seem to understand that there are many ways of helping the cook. Chopping is one way. Hanging around, talking and keeping her company is another way. All 4 methods will get you on her good side and off the dish duty list.
The whisk died during a battle with egg yolks and corn flour.