Going home at night knowing that you have done something good,
sleeping all night with a clear consisious,
waking in the morning and looking forward to being at work!
Our chickens are the ones that really make out (roos anyway) Fifty plus hens and three roos…used to be four roos but one came after me and got me w/ its spurs on my left leg. Chicken broth is his name now.
About the pigs. We had a party a few years ago and decided it would be fun/interesting to serve the pigs a very strong PJ leftover from the party. So here we are on a bright sunny Sunday morning gettting pigs drunk. We sampled a little, they sampled a little and the wives were not at all pleased.
V960, high praise to you for leftovers to the shelter…Uh, how can I become one of your pigs?
To the original question…making people happy w/ my food.
My leftovers go to the shelter or to my pigs, in that order. Most times the shelter doesn’t want food after dinner time therefore we keep a few pigs to use up the leftovers.
nice bassrocker….very nice *S*
Thumbs Up, Bassrock! Really a nice thing to do.
That was a very nice gesture Bassrock. Sometimes the most simple thing means a lot to those who have not. You made me smile on this beautiful Sunday morning and I certainly appreciate what you did.
Paul E. Smith
about a week ago, i found this red pair of shoes(air nike’s) in my dumpster at home. apparantly someone had moved out of one of the neighboring apartments, and left them behind, and they got trashed, along with tons of other belongings. but here they were, size 8.5, sitting on top of all this trash,unscathed, just begging…."grab me!"
so i did, and i took them to work, and i had this one little boy in mind. he always comes in the weekend and buys a 20c pop sickle.
sure enough, he came yesterday, (always wearing what looked like twice hand me downs, never tied or even strung) and i asked him what size he wears and he said 7. so i asked him if he wanted my red shoes, and of course he tried them on, and they fit! that smile and sheer delight would have illiuminated the darkest street. he left with a new bounce in his step…
it aint always just the food, that makes poeple happy.
then you wil love this. market sucked–wait no it blowed—no it was a day from hell!!! but peg has ingredients for brunswich stew—-except—– brisket!! had the yankee day from hell!!! can you give me a sample??? man i lost it!!! walked outta the rig. so help me i hear one more stinkin new jersey accent!!!!! 18 hours cooking down the drain. and so help me if i hear a fancy dan french chef give me advice i will go rice paddy on him!!! only saving grace is a custom order for 20 pounds of pulled pork,divided into on pound bags and frozen and delievered monday at 8 bucks a pound. pork being used i got from the "late sale bin" at 82 cents per pound. take the 50% shrinkage and cooked cost is 1.64/lb. so there is a god in heaven and we will continue on in the face of adversity[:o)]
by the way reason for no brisket was—ya guessed it— jean!!!!
jean however has a melodious connitecut accent lol(heck i can’t spell them yankee states[:I])
If i owned a food business I think Id love to learn and taste all the new products out there and travel the nation at all the cool food shows.
In my second life I want to have my own diner [:D]
I respect the hell out of anyone who decides to go into such an adventure..even if the establishment closes I know someone has put their heart and soul into it ..BRAVO for the food business owners out there!!
for me, its simple…… what jack said. and, what kinsman said. those hit it on the head…great job!
jack, i am sending this link to jean…hahahaa
its like when you are having a bad day, and nothing turns out the way you want, and then the phone rings, and its this old man that just ate you bbq, and your thinking "oh crap what did i do wrong?"
and he tells you that its the best bbq he has ever had(and you know he has had alot, since he is like 80 yrs old), and that he will be your loyal customer for now on……
things like that, are the reasons we do what we do!
Best thing about owning a food service business is:
Youre not working for someone else in the food service business.
Thats it. Nothing else. Their is not a suckier business to own in this world. At least you can make good money owning your own. There is no future working for some one else in this business. But the hours bite, the help sucks (if your not hiring illegals), and this has got to
be the only business in the world where customers think they should get something for nothing. Sometimes I just shake my head. But its the only thing I know how to do and I do it pretty well, not great but well enough.
Lemme see, the long hours, working all nights, holidays, weekends, the excrutiating heat, the cooks that don’t show up, equipment that breaks down, etc. etc. Oh joy!
For me, the pay was phenominal. You can show off your artistic abilities. And the instant gratification is when the wait staff comes in the kitchen with a plate that looks like it was licked clean and says, "They didn’t like it!"
I enjoy my customers. It’s rewarding to feed people, receive rave reviews, and get compensated, all at once. The "instant gratification" makes my day.
Born in Chicago
Rasied in Chicago
Moved to Wisconsin
Selling Vienna Beef hot dogs & Polish
Yeah, Jack….way to go.
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