Saturday, March 31, 2012

Poser Alert

                    Lately I've been doing a lot of posing.  This year alone, I've pretended to be
a fire fighter with the local volunteer fire department, 
a certified nursing assistant at a local nursing home, 
and even a snow plow driver.

                    This weekend, I've been able to pretend to be a chef at a real restaurant.

     I've been managing a restaurant up in the northwestern part of the Colorado Rocky Mountains for about 3 years now.  I love my job.  I get to chat with folks, serve good food and watch the deer, moose and bob cats outside the big windows.  But lately, we've been a bit short in the chef department.  My last chef left us to go be a rough neck for the oil wells of Wyoming. It is not easy to find a qualified person who is willing to live in the middle of nowhere for a very moderate income. This conundrum has allowed me to realized that I know just enough about restaurant chef-ism to keep the restaurant open and not kill anybody.  I've also learned that although I am able to do this job, I do not do it gracefully and I do not want to do it every day.  It is hard work! Luckily for me I have a great staff who help me when things get tough.
     Tonight, I surprised myself with a yummy special.  I made a chicken parmesan served over a bed of noodles with a garlic-tomato sauce.  I wish I had taken a picture or saved some for you to try, but you will just have to believe me- it was just like a real chef's special.


  1. Go, Carrie! Hope you find a good, reliable, sane, brilliant chef soon: one who wants to live in a gorgeous place and be part of a delightful community.

  2. You know, you could always invite me over to eat any chef specials you want to try. I will give you my honest opinion. You could even pay me as a quality control expert. I'd be cheap.