Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Each year at the beach, we ask Bob, a local chef and co-owner of our favorite lunch place, to cater a dinner for us.  Tonight, we enjoyed the feast he prepared.

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We had a little something for everyone:  grilled cheese sandwiches, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili to go on the hot dogs, salmon, tuna, dill sauce for the fish, salad, potato salad, buns, various burger and dog fixings, and dressings and condiments.  Suffice to say that we fed a crowd of 17 and had plenty of leftovers.

Later in the evening, we all enjoyed one of Bob's desserts.  Traditionally, we have selected as that dessert his death-by-chocolate cake, which we call simply the Bobcake.  This beast is dark, huge, delicious, and rich.  It's so big, in fact, that our large crowd typically needs more than a week to consume it.  This year, to help us chart progress, we put grid marks on the tray that supports the cake.

As we did last year, we asked Bob to make us a second cake, his incredibly sweet and delicious carrot cake, aka CaBobcake.

For the first time, we felt a third cake was in order, Bob's chocolate swirl cheesecake, aka ChBobcake.

The three desserts together pose a formidable challenge.

Fortunately, we are up to it and anticipate success in our battle with the cakes.

That said, we have little in the way of proof of our belief, because after one evening's consumption, the Bobcake sneers at our puny efforts.

The other two cakes, being of less sturdy stuff, are definitely well on their way to disappearing.

More in tomorrow's report of the Bobcakes.


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