Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Workin’ My Way Through the Work Week

“I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.”—Oscar Wilde


I just looked at my calendar, and can you believe it’s almost July? Summer is going too fast, but at least we’ve had decent weather here in Minnesota, and it is continuing through this week, or so I am told—I am inside most of the day in a hot and steamy kitchen, so the 80 degree weather isn’t benefiting my situation. But I am glad it’s ideal summer weather for everyone who is out baking on the beach!

This work week is actually quite nice. We are serving only 8 adult students, some from Canada, and various places in the US. So like I said before, we are trying to serve dishes native to this area. I’ve been trying some amazing food, some new to me, and others are old favorites. And every night I have food to take home, oh the perks of a foodie job! It’s pretty hard to take pictures of everything when we are on a time schedule and things move fast, but I’ll try my best to get the highlights of the days for a recap!



Only dinner was served

  • Vegetarian Vegetable Soup
  • Whole Grain Bread
  • Eggs and Olive Mold
  • Crackers
  • Fruit


This has to be hands down the best vegetable soup I’ve ever had. SO loaded with numerous veggies, I can’t wait to make more for me!

You can find the recipe we used here.



  • Fry Bread Tacos
  • Tomatoes, Lettuce, Onions, Sour Cream, Salsa
  • Potato Salad
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Orange Cream Frosty (a mixture of vanilla ice cream and orange juice—so good and refreshing!)



The potato and leek soup was fabulous. It was my first time having leeks in a soup. The recipe we used can be found here, but the only adaptation we made was using our water the potatoes boiled in for the 6 c of water called for in recipe—it definitely added more flavor.

(Yes, I am in charge of the menu board!)



This cake, Gateau Breton, was out-of-this world. I am so glad we have such a good baker on staff! :-)






A similar recipe for the corn stuffed peppers and sauce we used can be found here.


Peppers ready to be cut and stuffed. 


Corn stuffing 


The pound cake was to die for, and the lemon curd was the perfect summertime flavor.

What is your favorite soup? If so, share a link to the recipe!


Mary said...

The food you've been preparing looks and sounds wonderful. I'm glad you have some relief from the hot kitchen. I hope it stays cool for you for a while. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Isn't it crazy that July is like in a week?! Time flies.
Looks like a wonderful menu, sounds good to me!

Krista said...

Sounds like you've been baking up some amazing food! I love minestrone soup...

Cookie Sleuth said...

It sounds like you have made the best of a hot week. What fun!

Jessica said...

My fav soup is a carrot/orange/ginger. I love it. There is a link on the recipe page of my blog.

Your job looks fantastic! Do you ever worry about having your 'passion' as your job? Do you worry you might tire of it at some point, having to do it every day? I worry about this with my gardening when I begin to do it full time. I never want it to feel like work.

Erica said...

Oh my gosh, can I come eat there? Soup & bread- such an amazing combination. And apple pie with cheese? You're like the best meal planner ever. This is a yummy soup:

Lindsay @ said...

Those students are lucky to have that type of deliciousness prepared for them! What is fry bread?

Sook said...

That pound cake does look fantastic! I love lemon curd! Yum!

Kerstin said...

Mmm, everything looks so yummy - I'd love a cup of that veggie soup!

I'm also in denial it's also almost July - how did this happen?!?

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