Where have I been?
Let me start off by saying, while I may not have been posting a lot lately, I have been experimenting with recipes, and Lord knows, I have been eating! That being said, in my personal life, I had a lot of time, so I decided to pick up another job, as my full time job, allows my afternoons and weekends off. So I put in a few applications, and waited, and waited…..finally I got a call back from a very interesting company out of Minnesota, that works exclusively with Target store. The store I would be assigned to, was directly on my way home from my first job. This job allows you to set your own hours with VERY few restrictions. It works SO well from me….well, as you know when it rains it pours. I was talking with one of my vendors I work with, at my full time job (prior to starting working at Target!), and mentioned that I might be looking at picking up a few hours here and there. He said that is exactly how he started with his company. I didn’t think much about it, and right after Christmas I got a call to start merchandising 1-2 stores on my way home, when I wasn’t working at Target, and Sunday morning too. Well, as it all works out together, it has kept me VERY busy….some might say even too busy to spend what I’m making, but that’s just crazy talk!
In addition to working 3 jobs, I am attempting to increase my catering business. Last year was a great starter year from me, perfect with my new career path, and before taking on multiple jobs. This year, it’s a little tougher. I’m trying to bid out 2 weddings and already have a reception booked, for this summer, and a wedding in December.
That brings me to part two of my personal life. My partner, of 12 years, has a growing interest in charity work. A friend of ours does a lot of fund raising with a local charity to raise money and visit Vietnam to disperse the raised funds to the needy and mainly children. Craig asked if he could photo journal and blog their trip. They were heading out March 1st and would be gone for four weeks….let me repeat FOUR WEEKS. That would be the other reason for 3 jobs!
While he’s abroad, experiencing exotic things, and givin’ away money, I’ve been working on a few classic recipes, and something’s I don’t get while he’s around (He doesn’t eat 4 legged animals, just fish and poultry). So I’ve been making a few dishes that I remember having as a kid…..Porcupine Meatballs, Pot Roast, and the MOST amazing Tuna Noodle casserole (I’ll be making that one again!) I have also been working on a few desserts, outside of my comfort zone, which is pretty big!
Anyhow, I just wanted to update you followers, and let you know to keep an eye out, I will be posting a few dazzlers soon! And while you wait here are a few things I’ve found that I’ve really enjoy….check em’ out!