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When you don’t have the time, have someone else do the cooking! (b.good catering blogger get-together)

July 7th, 2010 · 24 Comments · breakfast, burgers, restaurant reviews, salad

So I know I mentioned in my post yesterday that crazy deadlines at work have pretty much taken over my life at the moment, but a few weeks ago I set up a little blogger get-together for today, which b.good kindly offered to cater for free, and today was the day. I left work a little after 6pm and felt like I could stay another few hours easily, but once I stepped foot in my already clean apartment (Adam did most of that!) I realized that this was going to be EASY. And I really started to get excited! Sometimes a night “off” from work and cooking is just what the doctor prescribed. I love hosting get-togethers but always end up running around. This time b.good did all the work. All I had to do was sit back, relax and enjoy some healthy fare. Life ain’t bad, ain’t bad at all. 😎

b.good hooked us up, I tell ya! We had every kind of mini-burger: veggie, turkey, beef and chicken.

Burgers as far as the eye could see…

Everyone waiting patiently for me to take photos :)

Table #2:

Southwestern chicken salad – my favorite!

Sweet potato fries – these guys went fast!

Fruit shakes: mango and banana/strawberry

Ok…. go!

Brian (Bridget‘s husband) and Alicia

Melissa and Josh

Brian, Lauren, Bridget’s butt (hehe), Shannon and Alicia

My plate:

I finally tried the veggie burger!!! It has onions in it but I couldn’t taste them. I’m super happy about that one because sometimes I really do prefer a black bean burger vs. a meat one. El guapo is my favorite burger combo at b.good.

After eating and chatting, we eventually settled down on the couches. That’s pretty much the only thing I like to do on a full belly. 😆

[Kyle and Tiffany are on the left (I think they’re the only ones that I haven’t covered yet :) ) although perhaps Bridget should get a real introduction as well (she’s second from the right) ]

Everyone was relaxing… except Adam. He was doing some intense entertainment apparently. 😉

This dinner was a great way to spend some time with my blogger friends. The food was healthy and delicious, we have minimal clean-up (just some wine glasses, oh yeah – I had Yellow + Blue savingon blanc which I liked and some Y+B rosse which I didn’t) and we have plenty of leftovers for the next few days. Now that’s a party that accomplished quite a few things!

Thank you, b.good, again for offering to cater this dinner and thank you Lauren, John, Melissa, Josh, Bridget, Brian, Shannon, Alicia, Tiffany and Kyle for coming!! If you don’t know these awesome bloggers already, check out their blogs (linked above) – they each offer a unique food blogging perspective and even some fashion talk. :)

And just to make sure we cover all the bases, here are my eats from earlier in the day…


Banana oats with Barney Butter and cherry preserves.

Yes I’m crazy. I ate hot oats on a hot summer day. No, you won’t see it again for a while. 😆


50 min spin + 10 min stretch. I was drenched! I think that means I was using my time wisely. :)


Mixed greens, tomatoes, roasted beets, CEiMB pesto potato salad, pinto beans and goat cheese + 1T goddess dressing. I could really drink that stuff. Ok, that’s gross…. but I kind of could. 😆


Shelling peas (I ate 1/2 of the bag)

+ banana with Barney Butter (unpictured)

Good day. Time for bed. 😀

Have you ever had a party catered? I could really get used to this kind of luxury. :)

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24 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - Josh

    Thanks for having us tonight. Great fun! Great food too.


  • #2 - Megan

    Looks like an amazing spread! So sorry I missed it. The southwestern chicken salad looks awesome. I might be too much of a control freak to let someone cater one of my parties (I’d at least have to pick the entire menu), but it definitely would be nice to have someone else doing the work! Hope you had a great night!

  • #3 - Heather

    Looks like such a great time! Your patio is the perfect party place!

  • #4 - Tiffany

    B.Good=tasty. That was so awesome of them to cater the get-together.

    Thanks for having us last night. There were some really fun and interesting conversations, and I enjoyed meeting everyone :)

  • #5 - Shannon

    perfect for your crazy month! thanks for the invite :) everything was delicious and it was good to see everyone!

  • #6 - MelissaNibbles

    Looks good! I’m having friends over this weekend. Will they cater for me?

  • #7 - Lauren

    Thanks again for an evening of delicious food and good conversation!

  • #8 - Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    I love b.good! Their turkey burger is awesome. I hate onions too and I’m glad to hear you couldn’t taste them in their veggie burger – I’m gonna have to try that next time :)

  • #9 - Kirsten

    Looks great — so sorry I missed it. Love your outdoor furniture :)

  • #10 - Bridget

    Haha I’m glad my butt made it on your blog 😉 Last night was so fun, and the food was delicious! Thanks again for hosting. It was great to see everyone!

  • #11 - Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday

    That’s so cool that you guys got a free meal!! How were you able to score that?

  • #12 - Beth @ DiningAndDishing

    I’ve never had a party catered but my best friends brother owns an AMAZING organic catering co and I am 100% sure he will be catering my wedding one day :)

  • #13 - Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews

    You are SO lucky to have your party catered for free! The food looks amazing!

  • #14 - jacky

    this is a great post and the food looks delicous, i know i’m often way to busy to have the time or energy to cook for a large group of people, i personally use, which is a company that allows you to hire background checked individuals to do your task for you , such as cooking, grocery shopping or really anything you can think of all at a price that you can set yourself , its a great service and worth checking out if your a busy person on the go a lot of the time

  • #15 - Kerstin

    What a spread! Everything looks so fresh and tasty. I’m sad I couldn’t make it :(

  • #16 - emily

    That looks fabulous! I ate at b.good on my last visit to Boston and kind of fell in love.

  • #17 - Naomi(onefitfoodie)

    aww I would have LOVED to be there !

  • #18 - Shannon

    I have never been to bgood. But I’ve heard great things. Glad you got a break from the office for a little fun :)

  • #19 - Cara

    Sounds so yummy, wish I could have been there! Hopefully we can meet up again soon. And no I’ve never had a party catered, because instead I’m usually the one doing the catering :)

  • #20 - Alicia

    Thanks so much for having me over – everything was so delicious! It was great to see your place in person – that patio is gorgeous! so much fun!

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  • #22 - Elina

    Samantha – they offered to do it since I continue to support them over the years of living in Boston (and blogging!). :)

  • #23 - Lara (Thinspired)

    OK, totally genius to have B. good cater your party. I can’t decide which I would attack first: the burgers or the giant Southwest salad! Yummm.

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