Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Busy But Good Day

Cut a bunch of steaks and made bacon today.  That was good.  Getting ready for the weekend, stocking up on all the steaks and regular production items so that I can spend tomorrow and Friday making salami, or the fun stuff...  Cooked 40 pounds of beef summer sausage today, will have to sample it tomorrow.  I smoked it on Monday for several hours, and it looks really good.  Hopefully it will be delicious, but I am sure it will be.

Ended up staying late to help the restaurant out because of a band tonight.  Tomorrow is inventory, ugh.  I hate inventory, but it has to be done...

Still thinking of how I want to redo my kitchen.  Other than painting the other rooms, that is going to be my first major home improvement project.  I think I am going to build an island with a 36 inch induction cooktop.  That will really cut down my work triangle, but I do not know for sure.  I would love it, but I may just end up living with it for quite awhile as of course the stuff I want is EXPENSIVE.  Really though, I will be living with it for the rest of my life, and it will make me happy.  So I will see what happens.  Quite a lot depends on if I can remove the wall from between the kitchen and dining room.  If it is load bearing, I probably cannot easily do it, and that may change my mind on what I want to do.  Whatever I do though it will involve induction burners as those are awesome, and I really do want a wall mounted double oven.  Ahhh I do love owning my own house, could never even think about this if I was in an apartment or a rental.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day off.  Laundry.  Watched some saved episodes of Terra Nova (great show) and some episodes of Numbers (also a great show.)  Played some Wii pinball, and generally did nothing at all...

Monday, November 28, 2011

New Host, New Software

Okay, so I am switching hosts for my blog.  I was using Apple's MobileMe, but that service is going away in about 6 months.  Since my domain is requiring renewal, I figure it is time to switch everything over.  I have been thinking about this for over 6 months as I knew the MobileMe hosting was going away, but I was hoping that Apple would change their mind.  Looks like they are not, and really I was looking for a new host anyways as I could only update from my Mac at home.  iWeb is pretty cool, but limited in many ways.  So now I am using Blogger from Google and it is pretty cool.  I can write posts from anywhere, including my iPad using the Blogsy app.  I can also use web terminals or whatever computer that has internet access, so that is pretty cool.

Okay, so my weekend was good.  I made over 100 pounds of sausage and salami on Saturday, and today I pulled about 20 pounds of guancaile out of the cure cooler as well as probably 40 pounds of Spanish Chorizo and 20 pounds of pepperone.  I smoked the 40 pounds of summer sausage, and will cook it on Wednesday.  Two cooks and a dishwasher called in sick tonight, so I stayed until the end of service to help out.  We were not that busy, but it was fun to work on a less insane night and be able to have fun with the Chef's and line cooks.

Sunday was not spent doing projects as originally planned.  It was spent watching football with my awesome girlfriend, and well pretty much that.  She made dinner and it was great, and well, it was very relaxing, especially when we lit a fire cause it was cold outside.  Have I mentioned how awesome she is and how much I love her?