Try Fi­esta Ca­ter­ing/V Sis­ters Home­made Cre­ations today

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Amy Baird

OK. I am in love with Fi­esta Ca­ter­ing/V Sis­ters Home­made Cre­ations. The food is IN­CRED­I­BLE and I will be rav­ing about it in sub­se­quent para­graphs. But the thing that makes it so spe­cial is all the op­tions and how they can sim­plify your life. You know those days when you wish some­one would just make a de­li­cious, hot, home­made meal for your fam­ily? Well, now there is a so­lu­tion for that. V Sis­ters Cre­ations/Fi­esta Ca­ter­ing in San­taquin of­fers de­li­cious meals for lunch and din­ner that you can grab on the go. You can check out their web­site or Face­book page to see the menu, pre-or­der and go pick up your food. Sud­denly it feels like all of life’s lit­tle prob­lems are solved. AND they have a bak­ery with some pretty de­li­cious and per­fect cook­ies, pies, peanut but­ter bars and cin­na­mon rolls.

Now for the food. My per­sonal fa­vorite was the pesto grilled chicken sand­wich on herb sun­dried fo­cac­cia bread. To start with, this isn’t that dry “fo­cac­cia bread” that has no fla­vor. This is made-from­scratch, fresh-out-of-the-oven fo­cac­cia with sun­dried toma­toes, fresh herbs and cheese. I could have eaten the fo­cac­cia all night and been per­fectly happy. Then you add on the grilled chicken breast with fresh made-from-scratch pesto and cheese. Mmmm .... I am sit­ting in a Mediter­ranean gar­den look­ing over the ocean sa­vor­ing ev­ery herb-en­hanced bite. I was dis­ap­pointed when I took the last bite. Nor­mally I try to have a lit­tle taste of ev­ery­thing that I am sam­pling, but I couldn’t re­sist eat­ing ev­ery last crumb of that sand­wich.

Oh, and the sand­wich came with Ital­ian pasta salad with fresh de­li­cious toma­toes, cu­cum­bers and other herbs and veg­gies. Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. It had a nice, light Ital­ian dress­ing (made from scratch). Are you see­ing a trend here? Ev­ery­thing is made fresh and with the fresh­est in­gre­di­ents.

The mas­ter­mind of all these de­li­cious dishes is Cat Vasquez, the mas­ter chef. She cre­ates amaz­ing culi­nary mas­ter­pieces and gets the fla­vor com­bi­na­tions just right. It is a fam­ily busi­ness, though. Ev­ery­one is in­volved and helps by shar­ing their ex­per­tise. Cat’s mom, Suzanne, is a mas­ter baker and jumps in to help with her sig­na­ture items. Nemi helps with bak­ery items as well. And it works out beau­ti­fully. Ev­ery­thing that I tasted was fresh, flavorful and de­li­cious. Cat told me that in the spring and sum­mer, they grow all of their own fresh pro­duce and herbs. So ev­ery­thing is picked fresh that day. Talk about heaven.

Now to the bak­ery items. I am al­ways on the look­out for a great place to pick up some­thing sweet. At V Sis­ters Cre­ations, they are all about va­ri­ety. So you don’t just get a brownie. No. You get Cat’s spe­cial take on a brownie (va­ri­eties change daily). When we went, they had Rocky Road brown­ies. Rich choco­late brownie, melted marsh­mal­lows, choco­late frost­ing and nuts. Ewwy gooey de­li­cious­ness. An­other fa­vorite was the fruit pizza. With fruit pizza, you don’t want a dry sugar cookie, but you also don’t want the cookie to get mushy. This was fruit pizza per­fec­tion. The sugar cookie was soft, the frost­ing was light and fresh, and the fruit was per­fect. I loved it. My other fa­vorite: cin­na­mon rolls. As soon as I picked up the cin­na­mon roll to take a bite, I knew it was a win­ner. It was light and fluffy. I guess you could say that I have be­come a cin­na­mon roll connoisseur. Even be­fore I took a bite, I knew it was per­fec­tion. Just the right con­sis­tency, nice amount of frost­ing. Mmmm.

Now lunch, fam­ily din­ners to go and bak­ery items aren’t all they do. I want to do that line “But wait, there’s more” be­cause there is so much more. They do cookie kits for the hol­i­days. So you can pick up 10 sugar cook­ies, a small tub of frost­ing and sprin­kles for $5. Quick and sim­ple. They also do gift bas­kets, ca­ter­ing and BBQs. Af­ter talk­ing with them for an hour, I hon­estly be­lieve that there is noth­ing they can­not do.

The great thing is that there is al­ways va­ri­ety. They of­fer a dif­fer­ent meal or spe­cial ev­ery day. They of­fer take-out lunches on Mon­days, Tues­days and Thurs­days. On Wed­nes­days and Fri­days, they of­fer Fam­ily Din­ners To Go (or you can or­der a sin­gle por­tion). Oh, and they de­liver for a small fee.

To learn more, like their Face­book page at V Sis­ters Home­made Cre­ations/ Fi­esta Ca­ter­ing or check out their web­page at www.vsis­ter­scre­ations.com. Prices and pickup times are listed on­line. They also have baked goods in the bak­ery all the time. They are open for sum­mer hours from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check them out at 333 N. Ap­ple View Drive, San­taquin. Their kitchen and shop are lo­cated at the back of the house.

*** “The most coura­geous act is still to think for your­self. Aloud.” - Coco Chanel

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