I could tell you that I've been busy, but why bother. I've just gone lazy... And I've been busy.
Work has been crazy. And not Jackass crazy where we all have a good laugh at the end of the day but more like I'd like to talk to you about The Lord crazy. Our exec is off for an undetermined amount of time. Then there are the eminent cuts being made to the staff for the summer months. And of course, no commercial kitchen is complete without a needy, clingy, dopey fat kid who just graduated with a culinary degree but isn't quite sure how many quarts make up a gallon.
The foodservice director is a super nice guy though. I was really not sure of him at first, but now I feel that he's an alright guy.
Now, with the summer in full swing, things are changing 'round these parts. Kerrie and I are exercising more and swimming a lot, our apartment is more of a home than a place to live, and the food around here is fucking phenomenal.
Last week I made an amazing salad of Avocados and Napolitos. Baby cactus leaves aren't something people are always too keen on, but they taste amazing. This week I made a really great Mango salad with Balsamic Vinegar. This Friday I plan to do Bourbon Style Sirloins with Fried Polenta, Mixed Greens, & Shocked String Beans.
Having such amazing access to any type of food-stuff I want can be dangerous. I get crazy with some of my ideas and I'm not always sure if Kerrie will be digging on the stuff I kick out. None the less, I keep moving forward and am thankfully not stuck in a rut. I crave the craziness of the nouvelle menu, but am a sucker for some good old fashioned comfort food. (Black & Bleu Burgers are a repeating favorite of mine...)
Tonight I plan on making Coriander Rubbed Pork Chops with a Peach Relish for dinner, and Chocolate covered caramels with Sea Salt for dessert. White wine for dinner and maybe one of the vintage ports I've been hoarding for dessert.
So yeah. In addition to the cooking, I'm still working on the Podcasting gig (I need to finish my first four essays before I can start recording) plus I'd like to get into the habit of one blog post per week. I'm also working on some new music with Jeb and a DJ mix that I want out by October. Of course, this all comes smashed up with work, exercise, and the general distraction of video games. Lots of video games...
Till next time...
Stroke 9 - Kick Some Ass
Toy Dolls - Livin' La Vida Loca
Chris Classic & Nazareth - Unleashed
The Smiths - Panic
Faith No More - Falling to Pieces