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post #46 of 94
I'm all for the Ask IndyDebi board ! I admire Debi's straightfoward, shoot from the hip attitiude and the fact that she's not using her ability to downgrade or make others feel like crap! Debi, You're A ROCK STAR!!
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post #47 of 94
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by keonicakes

Someone on here, can't remember her name has an avitar of a mean old lady getting ready to beat someone with a rolling pin.



That would be kansaslaura, who is one of MY favorite people on here!



I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!

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*pokes indy* I don't know about you, but I'd fancy a tiara if I were you...
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck
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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck
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If God is for us, who can be against us?
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post #48 of 94
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

*pokes indy* I don't know about you, but I'd fancy a tiara if I were you...



Ummmm.... I already have my own tiara from when I won a "Mrs." beauty pageant at the age of 32. but that was also about 75 lbs ago!!!! icon_lol.gif

My favorite story about the pageant: The chic who came in second was 5 years younger, 4 inches taller and 15 lbs lighter. But you know what it means when you come in second??


It means YOU LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!! icon_twisted.gif
post #49 of 94
I have to say I'm laughing here as usual. Laughter does good like a medicine, so thanks for the perscription. Hahahahahah oh and the help at times too!!!!!!
post #50 of 94
*stands back shaking her head watching indy shamlessly doing the
Nanner nanner nannnnnnnnnnnnnner dance.*




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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck
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If God is for us, who can be against us?
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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck
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If God is for us, who can be against us?
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post #51 of 94
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

*pokes indy* I don't know about you, but I'd fancy a tiara if I were you...



Ummmm.... I already have my own tiara from when I won a "Mrs." beauty pageant at the age of 32. but that was also about 75 lbs ago!!!! icon_lol.gif

My favorite story about the pageant: The chic who came in second was 5 years younger, 4 inches taller and 15 lbs lighter. But you know what it means when you come in second??


It means YOU LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!! icon_twisted.gif



Forgive me, I'm a little slow on the upbeat today.

Beat that chic eh?? Did ya stuff yer bra with buttercream???
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". Erma Bombeck
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If God is for us, who can be against us?
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post #52 of 94
In the short time that I've been on CC - Indydebi is definitely the one to go to for all answers. She like the Coach or QB on the team. Definitely her fan. thumbs_up.gif
post #53 of 94
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

Beat that chic eh?? Did ya stuff yer bra with buttercream???



Not quite. But I did buy my first girdle for that pageant (because I thought I was fat ..... god I'd KILL to be that "fat" again!). I also didn't want to wear my big 'ole bug glasses and I didn't have contacts back then, so I did the whole pageant without glasses .... and I am blind as a freakin' bat! So when I had to walk to the edge of the stage and back, I just KNEW I'd miss the edge and fall head first into the first row! Not a good way to impress the judges!! icon_eek.gif
post #54 of 94
Indydebi,

I was just wondering how you got started in the catering business and how long have you been catering?

Barbara
post #55 of 94
Indydebi,

I was just wondering how you got started in the catering business and how long have you been catering?

Barbara
post #56 of 94
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Originally Posted by barbara-ann

Indydebi,

I was just wondering how you got started in the catering business and how long have you been catering?

Barbara



20-some years ago, I offered a good friend: "If you let me practice on you, I'll do the food for your wedding."

It was very simple....all finger foods: veggie trays, fruits, mini ham and turkey sandwiches. Looking back, I really had some nerve calling myself a "caterer".

When I say I've done this off and on for 20+ years, it's because I "shut down" the business for awhile. I still did cakes once in a while. But you know .... divorce, marriage, kids .... kinda crimps your style a little! icon_rolleyes.gif

A few years ago, we resurrected the biz and just started doing "real" food - hot foods like you see on my menus. My daughter had worked in a cafeteria in high school and she showed me a few tricks of the trade in high volume food prep and food transport. I've always loved to cook and to entertain. Simple as it sounds, we "just did it" (as Nike would say). I researched other caterers websites to see what kind of menus they had (why re-invent the wheel?).

I contacted Sysco, GFS, and other suppliers. I observed other caterers on events when I did the cake-only and picked up some tips from them. I learned from the caterers who were happy to share their knowledge and experiences with me, and because of that I've tried to do the same .... sharing what I've learned with others who are coming up behind me. It's part of how I 'give back'.

I've learned SO MUCH from this site and all of the very talented, smart and knowledgeable people on here. It's part of why I'm so wordy (so see? If you're sick of hearing from me, then it's all y'all's fault for being so helpful to me when I first found you!) icon_lol.gif

It just snowballed. I am constantly amazed at how fast this had grown and exploded and I am always grateful and never take it for granted.

I cant' go into it now, but a new opportunity has practically fallen in my lap in the last few weeks and we are working on a new venture that is very promising. I hope (!) to be able to share some very good news with everyone very soon on this.

I honestly believe that we have been very blessed because I dont' chase every dollar, but I chase every bride's dream to have a nice reception. I give back, I share. As blessed as I've been, I believe God would be very upset with me if I didn't share my blessings with others.

I am very fortunate to be able to make a living doing something I absolutely love.

My secret ingredient is the love and the passion!! thumbs_up.gif
post #57 of 94
Good for you, Debi!!!!!!!! So happy to hear your business is a success and we'll keep our fingers crossed for you that your new venture-in-the-works pans out too!!! You definitely deserve and have earned every bit of your success!!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #58 of 94
yea debi!!! what's your potential new venture called? cantankerous cuisine? icon_smile.gif BEST OF LUCK!!!!
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post #59 of 94
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Originally Posted by kpcrash

yea debi!!! what's your potential new venture called? cantankerous cuisine? icon_smile.gif BEST OF LUCK!!!!


icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif We'll run that one past the marketing committee!!!
post #60 of 94
Dear IndyDeb:


I just dropped my completly frosted 26" quadraangle shaped cake decorated like the Taj Mahal and the Dumbo ride at Disneyland on the kitchen floor at 4:00 AM!! What should I do? Grab a fork? Please help me!
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