Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tour of the Galley Behind The Scenes

I have been out of commission for the last 2 weeks, busy packing, unpacking and traveling but I am in full gear now, at least before our next coming trip. I sure missed all these events.
Foodie Friday is hosted by a very gracious hostess, Gollum. Won't you all go visit her at and join in on the fun?
We went on a Western Caribbean cruise last week. While on a fun day at sea, the platinum card holders were invited to tour the galley so we took advantage of that. We all eat so much delicious and attractive food on the cruise and I would like to show you what's behind the scenes before they serve us. Pretty much everything in the kitchen is stainless, which gave me a hard time taking pictures. It was just too bright.
Look at all that wonderful desserts!
The cooks were busy working away.
Sweets and more sweets....Yummy!

Would you like to have these ovens in your kitchen?
Chocolate melting cake, my favorite and what's responsible for my heavy weight today. They are so good and so hard to resist. LOL!
These are the covers they use on our dinner plates before they serve us, to keep the food warm in transit.
A Mexican party on the Lido deck. Here is the dessert buffet table, lots of fruits, cheesecakes, flans, etc.
This was my dinner on the formal night, lobster and prawns. It was scrumptious! I usually gain at least 5 pounds when we go on a cruise but this time, I tried to control myself from eating too much and I only gained a pound.
And this was my dessert....a warm apple pastry with cinnamon sauce and coffee.
There is so much food and you can eat as much as you want. In an average week, guests consume 2,200 lbs of prime rib, 4,500 lbs. of chicken, 2,500 steaks, 15,000 lbs of shrimp, 1,000 lbs of lobster tail, 7000 pizza, 22,000 eggs, 620 lbs of fruit juice, 1,000 lbs of coffee, 20,000 Danish pastries, 4320 bananas, 6,700 lbs of potatoes, 24,500 cans of soft drinks, 28,150 bottles/cans of beer, 3,502 bottles of wine and so on and so on. Should I go on? LOL!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed the tour of the galley. Now, please join me at Gollum's!


Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Glad you had such a great time! The food looks wonderful, especially that dessert.

Cynthia said...

I think I gained 10lbs just from looking! LOl, I would love to cruise, looks like you had a wonderful trip. Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

Very interesting to see what is served on a cruise as I have never been on one and always love to see what is "behind the scenes" even in restaurants!!

Just loved this post and hooray for you with only one pound gained~I wouldn't have the courage to weigh myself!! LOL!


imjacobsmom said...

Christine, Thanks for bringing us along.:) Everything looked so good - I wouldn't know which to chose first. I can't believe you only gained a pound! ~ Robyn

Chandy said...

I feel like I was on the cruise with you. Thanks, Christine! I think I gained a pound or two just by looking at all the food! LOL

Btw, I just met another Pinay blogger. Her name is Lorna. Here's her link.

My FF post will be up at Texas midnight and count me in again for Sightseeing Saturday, ok? Hugs!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Christine, it looks like you had a fabulous time! Thank you for taking us behind the scenes to the kitchen area ~ that was a treat to see.

Yum, and the food you enjoyed looked delicious, too!

The Bloom Girls said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great time. My grandmother always told me that "Cruising is Scrumptious"! I have been on two and I agree! Looks like these pictures you posted also back up my grandma's words!

Have a great weekend!


Joyce said...

Only one pound with all those delicious sweets. I love to cruise and I enjoy the afternoon tea time. You are one lucky lady to get a tour during the baking. I would be delirious being around so much flour!
Joyce flourpowerjoyce

Really Rainey said...

Hubby and I travel a lot too.. But haven't taken a cruise yet! (I usually like to get on a plane... Land and get on the beach!) Perhaps someday! Thanks for the behind the scenes look-C. That was awesome!

~Really Rainey~

Anonymous said...

I sure would be waddling off of that boat. Oh my goodness it looks wonderful. I like the watermelon Aztec sun god. Glad you had a great time!

The blog of MBW said...

Welcome back, Christine. Glad that you enjoyed your trip. I wouldn't know what to eat first if I was on that cruise. Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes.

mbkatc230 said...

Welcome back Christine. Good grief, I can't believe you only gained one pound, you have lots more self control than I do. I'll take one of each of the desserts please lol. Kathy

marty39 said...

Christine, all the food looks soooo good. I am always amazed at how much food everyone eats, the totals you listed were astounding. You were a good girl, only 1 lb. I think that's pretty good. Look at all the control you had. I don't think I would have been able to resist, it looks like they had all my favorites. lol Hugs, Marty

Candy said...

Always a fun time and the food...
Like the way they serve the loaf cakes--upside down with chocolate drizzle and fruit. YUM!
Home safely, a good thing.

honeysuckle said...

I enjoyed your post. I always like to see what goies on behind the scenes especially in the kitchen. Wow, we surely do consume a lot of food don't we. Thanks for sharing that insight.

Marie said...

Oh Wow! Everything looked so incredibly delicious...if I were on that cruise, I would have gained 10 lbs easily. Glad you had a great time!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I enlarged every photo. I just had to see every detail up close and personal. Fortunately it was calorie free. Thanks for a great tour of the ships cuisine.

Come by for a visit, the company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,

susan said...

This was so interesting. Loved the inside look and especially the total on the food eaten--Wow! Thanks for thinking of us while you were on your trip!

Nicole ~ said...

Oh my goodness Christine, I have been working in my yard this morning & I have not eaten lunch yet. This food looks so gooood!!! I love the watermelon head/face, that is so cute.

It looks like the tour & the trip was a lot of fun.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, those deserts look so scrumptuous! You did great to only gain a pound! I think I gained that much just looking at these pictures. laurie

Maryrose said...

Food and fun, great times. Nice to hear you had such a good time.

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