This year’s Melbourne Cup lunch at work featured pizza from Stuzzico and yummy contributions from workmates who volunteered to bring something in. We ordered two full pizzas (1.5 metres long each) – one meat and one vegetarian.
B brought homemade sausage rolls, made just the night before. They looked and smelled great. B also brought tomato sauce to go with the sausage rolls.
H made a tomato salad with finely chopped red onions, basil and a dressing made with both red wine and white wine vinegar. H is Polish and said this was a Polish tomato salad – it was delicious and very refreshing. It reminded me of bruschetta topping – I haven’t had bruschetta for years!
J and I organised some nibblies – the first plate we put together featured salami sticks, cherry tomatoes and stuffed baby capsicums.
The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed the table cloth and napkins are Christmas-themed! That was all we happened to have on hand. :)
I wasn’t successful in the office sweeps, but I got Jac to put on a couple of bets for me at the TAB. I did pick the winner, Shocking (that’s the horse’s name, not the fact that I picked the winner!). I won about $60 but with all the money I spent on sweeps and bets I ended up making only about $20. But it was fun, which is why I do it once a year.
My past Melbourne Cup days:
Melbourne Cup 2008 – pizza and salad lunch (yes, we had pizza from Stuzzico last year too).
Melbourne Cup 2007 – MYO chicken and salad lunch
Melbourne Cup 2006 – no lunch – the day just got a mention
Eating solo: Melbourne Cup 2005