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Friday, November 5, 2010

Taste of Tired

We put on a fantastic little Taste of Home Cooking School show yesterday.

I began my day at the convention center at 8:30am to help the Culinary Specialist unload her van and get started unloading dishes, washing dishes, and prepping food for the big show. I prepared a french toast bake and a blue cheese orzo salad.

By lunch time, I was hungry and thirsty and already tired. The radio station treated us to lunch out and I enjoyed a Day After Thanksgiving sandwich with turkey, red skinned mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce all piled on a pretzel roll. Makes me excited for a little Thanksgiving break!

I spent a little time back at the office in the afternoon before returning to the center for the show. It was a whole lot of fun and I didn't even drop anything. My only snaffu was finding out my 350 degree oven had been changed to 375 at some point and the ovens were too fancy for me to actually figure out how to change it. Someone else had to go out and adjust the oven for me. Oh, and I guess the dish did boil over and was smoking when I went to retrieve it from the oven, but that was totally not my fault!

It was a long, long day of standing and working and I was VERY tired by the time the last boxes were loaded back into the Culinary Specialist's van at about 10pm. I should have gone straight home to bed, but I opted for a little wind down time with Peanut and a movie. Needless to say, I'm so ready for a little weekend.

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