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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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I found a job!! I will be gong back to being a chef. I haven't cooked for a living for like 5 years cuz I was burned out and needed a break. A woman my brother goes to church with decided to buy and re-open one of our best restaurants in my area. She told my bro she was looking for a chef that many of her friends had recommended to her but couldn't remember his name. My bro told her that I used to be a chef and she asked my name. When he told her she got all excited and said that I was the guy she had been looking for and to have me call her. I did and she hired me on the spot!

Tonight, to celebrate and to start getting my cheffing chops back, I am making Crab-stuffed Flounder baked in a Vermont sharp cheddar cheese sauce, Delmonico potatoes seasoned with fresh herbs and pimentoes, and maple glazed baby carrots. Tomorrow night it's gonna be Grilled New York Strip steak with a sherry-shallot sauce, Garlic and herb mashed potatoes, and zucchini, summer squash, red peppers, and onions sauted with a bit of olive oil and roasted garlic. Monday night is gonna be Herb marinated swordfish on a bed of couscous, served with an either a tomato jam or an orange vinegrette(not sure which yet) and fresh corn on the cob.

I haven't been this excited about cooking for a very long time and it feels so good. Plus being back to work will mean lots of new guitar oriented toys for me to play with. I guess turning 40 has been pretty good after all... new job, new girl, might even become a foster parent. Damn I'm loving life right now and I hope y'all are too.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 01:44 PM
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Did you have to do that? I'm hungry now!

Congrats
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 03:28 PM
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Post links when the restaurant gets its website up and running so fellow jemsiters can drum up trade

I'm with Rich, dinner at your place

Good luck with the new job.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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Good luck with your new job!

Reading your post made me hungry, especially "Grilled New York Strip steak"... Mmm.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Good stuff!

Here you were a few weeks ago moping about being 40 and all, and when you least expect it things turn right around. Hope it all goes well for you.
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