Sunday, April 18, 2010

We Went, We Saw, We Did

Gift of Life


I have nothing earth shattering or momentous to write about today. I just had a pretty great Saturday. Leisurely morning, finished some household chore stuff, watched The Soup as Saturday morning ritual dictates, and then Joe and I went to Go See Do KC. Go See Do KC is one of the most creative, fun, and educational nonprofit fundraising events in town. Gift of Life  runs the event every year to raise money for their mission, which is to build awareness around organ and tissue donation and offer support to transplant patients and their families. They are a strong and savvy organization with smart, creative leadership and dedicated volunteers. Go See Do KC is part party and part tour of Kansas City. Attendees have their choice of 8 different tours all over town, tours around music, art, sports, food, there is something for everyone. And the tours always offer behind the scenes insights, the chance to meet fascinating entrepreneurs and people that thrive on sharing their expertise with others. And then after the tour of your choice, all the tours head out to Starlight for the party: live music, great food, and auction shopping. Highly recommend attending if you can!
 
Gift of Life

This year we took a tour at the Culinary Center of Kansas City, noshed on some delicious profiteroles and learned how to make choux pastry and chocolate caramel sauce. Previous years tours have included private curator guided tours of the Nerman Museum, and the chance to see the Nerman's massive private modern art collection in their home, which looked like a mini-Guggenheim.  They were both amazing. I've attended for the last three years, Joe for the last two, and since Gift of Life is a client of the company I work for, I get the chance to attend for free if I work the close of the party, the silent auction and donation check out. The dreaded mine field of tired patrons ready to go home with their Cabo vacation packages and their hotel gift certificates and their orchids. But this event is run so smoothly and carefully, that check out is a breeze. I'm thrilled to get to work with them every year. And I'm already looking forward to next year.


Gift of Life


Gift of Life


Then I came home from the party and Joe had already gone grocery shopping, hit Costco, and had dinner planned. I love it when he takes over. All I had to do was slice some tomatoes and mozzarella and throw some green beans in the oven. We had one of those spring meals that seems nearly perfect because the ingredients are basic and fresh. Nothing fancy, but just good food cooked well. Joe has gotten really skilled at cooking on the grill and the parmesan encrusted grilled scallops were perfect. Some cold white wine, a breeze coming through the open window and watching a movie with my husband. Pretty much the ideal ending to an all around delightful Saturday.

Gift of Life


Gift of Life

3 comments:

Katrina said...

Sounds like a perfect Saturday!! I LOVE that Joe took over and cooked something delicious!! Nothing better than that! It looked really yummy! Those are always my favorite nights too. Window open, drinking wine and eating a healthy and delicious meal with Matt!

Go See Do KC sounds awesome!! Great way to raise money for a good cause.

Snowfairy said...

Mmm that food looks mmm, really makes my mouth water

kassie lou said...

It was delicious meal, enhanced by the fact that I didn't cook much of it.