I have never in my life seen so much BREAD! I realize that bread is one of the most important building blocks in the food pyramid, at least it used to be when I was a kid. The kids — our lovely children, the girls AKA Thing 1 and Thing 2— have been bringing home some new interpretation of the pyramid that I cannot recognize. That brings me to another thought, why are all the rules that were right for us growing up are now wrong? If they were all so wrong, are we now figments of our own imaginations? Are we cartoons? And if all the truths that we learned are now not truths, are we legalized out of our own society? I’m sorry…the bread.
We have 360 rolls for the pulled pork sliders. There are 206 bites of crostini. We have another 5 baguettes yet to be prepared for the spinach dip. There are 20 sheets of puff pastry ready to be baked. If there was a bread intolerance like that lactose deal, this menu here would definitely mess with it. But what a way to go!
The shopping tonight was quite tiring. I did find the biggest grapes on the planet. They were beautiful and an investment. We have come to the conclusion that we have to find a food source that will let us acquire our food at a much friendlier cost point. We can’t continue to operate like this forever. After all it is a recession. Kaizen opportunity!
The team tonight was an interesting mix: very enjoyable company. I also enjoyed my tennis buddy’s cheffery and kaizen mind. As I was preparing the rolls he was looking for a better way. Sadly there was no way we could simplify the process. But we will be looking at every aspect of our processes so we can standardize and simplify our lives. We are doing this because we love it. We don’t want it to get so far out of control that we will be living to work. This thing is all about life work balance, and good food.
So we were working and coming up with some new menus. I think we ironed out the next waffle: brownie waffle. Sauces? What do you think about peanut butter or caramel? We were also brainstorming about drink offerings: Italian and or French sodas. MMMMMMM.
To end tonight, we will finish working out our logistical and personnel assignments. Its all about the execution, the quality of the work, and the food. It is always about the food.
Life is short…eat something memorable.