i like my new job, but it's hard to be away from the kids. here is what i made on saturday night, and it wasn't super busy.
3 raspberry, 13 chocolate, 23 grand mariner, 5 apricot souffles (all made when ordered), 2 creme brulee, 3 bread pudding, 2 key lime pie, 8 lava cakes, 6 baked alaska and 5 lemon tarts. all desserts but the souffles are made before service, but i still have to plate everything up and make it look pretty. there is another girl there that has been there 5 years, and really doesn't know much. she just follows recipes and doesn't do anything creative. but i also went to culinary school, so i'm just at a different level then she is. but we get along and we are able to work together. the owner really likes me and i think is impressed with what i have done so far. i made the bread pudding way better than it was, and made the special dessert of the night, lemon tart. *and the lemon tart, which is 3.5" round with whipped cream on top went for $11.50* he loved it all and that's always a great feeling to make your boss happy. so next saturday i will make tiramisu for the special.
i really love the profession i chose. it can be a little crazy at times, but it's so much fun and i feel satisfied at the end of the day. i'm realizing that i don't give myself enough credit for my culinary skills. not only in the sweet stuff, but the savory too. aaron goes to the best restaurants in the area, and he often comes home and says that i make better dinner at home on a regular basis. and working in such a high end restaurant, i'm learning little tricks and getting new ideas for stuff at home. so although i have mixed feelings about working, i am going to make the best of it and give it my all (when i'm there) and have fun.