soup is a little over halfway done – berries are pureed, vinegar is added, a bit of watermelon has been added. gotta zest a few lemons and oranges, maybe juice an orange or two, add sugar, and maybe puree some more watermelon. (i need to have at least 150oz, preferably a bit more. right now with the berries, watermelon, vinegar, i’m at about 138oz. but i would rather err on the side of more than enough soup.)
i made a mint simple syrup that i’m gonna mix into yogurt and put just a teensy bit on top of the soup (hopefully) to add some creaminess, body, and another nice flavor to go along with the vinegar and fruit.
all the bacon is baked. i’m worried that it’s way too greasy, (basically, i don’t have enough cooking vessels to properly lay slices out to drain.) EIGHT packs of bacon.
so i’m gonna finish up the soup tonight, for sure. i’m afraid to put together any sandwiches too soon for grease factor. basically, i need 21 sandwiches – 20 to cut into eights for the general public, and i’d prefer to give the judges fourths. if they get eighths though, not the end of the world.
the other concern, besides finishing, is getting there. because of the sheer amount of food, i have a feeling i’m going to have to call a car. which is the last thing i want to do. blah.
i’m tired, and i feel like i need coffee and a gallon of ice cold water. (which i don’t want to drink.) gotta get back to the soup, and hope that all comes together by 12pm tomorrow!