Reset button. Quit and go back to menu. That’s the name of the game, so here I am, and the menu is about to get really good. I look back at this blog, and can’t believe the last update was a year ago. So much has changed, for better and for best. What happened? Why did the scatter-brained bloggess disappear? The answer is simple: I entered the food industry.
Tired of simply playing with my food, I decided to start perfecting my craft. The pay cut was enormous. Let’s say getting 35K a year to $10/hr. enormous, shall we? The video game purchasing, even renting, had to go, and I had to focus on that which mattered most. “That” being the burns, cuts, triumphs, disappointments, emotional integrity, and the bonds forged in the weeds while working on the line. I disappeared into the cramped confines of any kitchen that would accept a greenhorn like me, and I found a home in the den of Muss&Turners. From there, I’ve worked at Battle & Brew, Slice, and am currently working as a garde manger line chef at Daniel George Restaurant.
Let’s just say, I look back on my previous recipes and find them adorable compared to what I can do now. I am lucky in that my current job has landed me with a pay and educational raise. The video games can come back into my life, and the recipes are going to get tastier.
This blog will also start focusing on video game musings, as well as adventures in catering and gardening. Yes, I have started my own catering company, which I will shamelessly plug right now. You can find out more at R&D Catering. I am also spending money to save money in the long-run by attempting Garden Plot 2.0. I did have a garden in the past, but we don’t talk about red clay victimization here. Considering so many chefs and caterers (in general) are emphasizing “farm to table” these days, I figure the joys and pitfalls of gardening from the ground up would be fun to include in the general game-gourmet scheme of things.
Posting will be regular(ish) once more, and you will have an awesome time. The whole point is to have fun, and eat the good stuff, and my friend, this is the good stuff.