I know I’m glad Easter is finally here, because I’ve been singing like mad in preparation for all of those church ceremonies that go along with it! Now I get a break!
This past week, I was in charge of organizing a professional event for about 20 people. For various reasons, our guest group was unable to make it, so we had to cancel last minute. That was pretty disappointing. I had planned on creating a huge cheese plate and a meat tray to serve. I had even purchased the cheese–a rather conservative, decent-quality selection consisting of Président brie (eeh…I would probably never buy this for myself, but it usually keeps crowds satisfied), Laura Chenel’s chèvre, some various rounds of Marin French Cheese company soft-ripened cheeses, an entire P’tit Basque, Rembrandt aged gouda, comté, and a large chunk of Spanish Valdeon to top things off.
With the event postponed, I sold some to a coworker, and have stored the rest in my fridge. I don’t know if I’ll manage to eat it all, but with Mr. Cheesemonger’s help, and an upcoming party at our place, we might get there!!
And since it is Easter, here’s the Easter hymn from Mascagni’s opera, Cavalleria Rusticana. My choir sang this at Easter vigil last night, and again this morning. It just has this rousing effect on people; last night the congregation felt they needed to applaud at the end!
Happy Easter everyone! Miss Cheesemonger is going to take a nap now.