It’s been a little over six months since I last posted anything here and it’s not because I don’t like you folks anymore it’s just that between School, Work and Home I don’t have more than five minutes to myself these days and, yes, you did read that right SCHOOL.
For the past six months I have been in Culinary school Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. which meant getting up earlier than I was used to (I’m semi retired), doing homework which I haven’t done in over 40 years and then juggling my home life and my part time job…. can you say BUSY?
Our last day of class is March 10th and we need to do a co-op before we can graduate in April and get our certificate that basically says we are a certified COOK and we are qualified to work in a restaurant kitchen. Now I have been to two places that, due to the cuisine on their menu, gets my engine all revved up—– if you know what I mean. Both of these establishments do Southern U.S.A. BBQ and Smoked meats along with the various and sundry side dishes one would expect in a southern style restaurant. You know the stuff—- Braised Collard Greens, Mac N Cheese, Red Beans and RiceEtouffe (just the mere mention of these dishes gets my mouth watering) . So far I have not heard back from either one but I’m still hopeful and if all else fails then the hours that I have accumulated at work since the program started can be used for my co-op hours and I can then look forward to graduating in September.
If the latter happens and my co-op gets finished early then I will go look for a better job and do what I love to do—— COOK!
That’s it for now my friends and my next post should not be another six months in the making—– I hope.
Until next time……….