Then we got so busy I only could look ahead one week at a time. There was too much to do!
I tend to keep this blog and my work life at Smokin' Pete's a little separate. It's challenging, as they are both about barbecue, but this blog is also about the time I'm not in the restaurant. It's about cookin' in the backyard, with kids running around me, and about how I try to sneak in writing time here and there. Hopefully I share a few tips along the way to help you, or at least a story to make you laugh from time to time.
This blog is also a creative break from work for me. I can post what I want; I don't get paid for it and I blog because I like it.
But this week I have to write about work. We had a helluva summer! We did more catering than ever and sort of grew up as a business: we finally bought a catering van after years of delivering in our station wagons (or as one client called it, our "clown cars", because we fit so much in our two wagons), we have a higher caliber crew, and could rely on our staff more than in years past, and yesterday, after over a year of looking, we bought a mobile smoker!
I'll show you pictures of it tomorrow. First, I thought I'd share some shots of summer. Enjoy.
|Smoked chicken finished off on the grill for a crowd of almost 2000.|
|Meat. It's what's for dinner.|
|One of my floral arrangements this summer. I always forget to take pictures!|
|Biker night at Pete's. This group drives up at least once a month.|
Fixin's platter and our Sweet Potato Cornbread.