7 weeks 5 days
Ratatouille, and Burgers, and Flan, Oh My!
Submitted by Sarah Saunders on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 10:53
All hail the Camp Boss – and all his talented crew who keep everyone on board fed so well from morning to night! On this ship, everyone works 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week. From drillers working out in the hot sun to the technicians and scientists laboring away in the labs, we all need lots of fuel to keep us going. And thank goodness Camp Boss Alex Trota Da Silva and his staff work such magic for us every day in the kitchen.
I love ratatouille, but don't always have the time to make it at home. So imagine my happy surprise when it was served on one of our first days at sea. Yum. Talk about good beginnings!
Then on Sunday, the catering staff outdid themselves with a gorgeous spread for Easter Sunday lunch. From a long table full of salads, cornbread, and fresh cut vegetables – to great big burgers, chicken, and pork, hot off the BBQ grill.
And a desert tray to die for!
A strawberries and cream cake, a hazelnut cake, and flan. And best of all for a chocolate lover like me, two chocolate cakes that looked so tempting, I had to sample them both. Though they were both scrumptious, I think I have to say the round cake with the dark chocolate frosting was my favorite.
Much too soon, the lunch hour ended and we all headed back to work – or to sleep, depending on which shift we're on. But we all got an extra boost for the day, thanks to Alex and his crew.