Sometimes it is hard for me to let go and allow others to cook and create new food items. Example-potato salad! I think I make the best potato salad I ever ate (and so do many in my family), so I was very reluctant to have anyone else make potato salad. I was tired one day and Becky said she would make hers-so..I thought, "I'm tired, if it is bad we won't serve it! Why not give Becky a chance-I am not going to get it done". Well, Becky made hers and it was great. Similar to mine and just as good! So now, Becky makes the potato salad. The same with Quiche-At first, Patty and I made the quiche together and now I get a break on Wednesday when she can make Thursday's Quiche! Cheri makes great pies on her own and that leaves me time to plan the next day's soups and specials.
It takes me a while to let go of control of every aspect of the kitchen, but I am learning! I am also learning there are just some things I need to do myself (specialty doughs, cookies, scones, some soups, and specialty items). However, I can always use help and four (or more!!) hands are quicker than two.
My lesson for the week is to share the load; especially when you have people able and willing to help. Team work gets more done faster and more efficient. We can produce a greater amount of good food with many hands. Speaking of hands-we appreciate all the local farmers who provide us with such wonderful fresh produce at a price we can afford! We also appreciate Nero working with local farms to ensure we know what is available all year long-yes, longer time we can cook with fresh produce!!!! Team Karma is going strong!!!!