Good day yall! I guess I can’t say good morning since it’s already 2:15!!!!! I feel like it should be 10:00 at night, seeing as I’ve already driven across the state of Florida and back….now I’m ready for a nap!
Sorry for not being able to blog earlier, I didn’t get home from school last night until 12:15 and I had to wake up at 7:00 to get on the road to Vero Beach to go do paperwork and stuff at my new job. It was a rushed morning and I was up and out in fifteen minutes flat. A new record! I brought breakfast for the road—-a yummy, portable breakfast sammie! I used 2 egg whites, 1 slice reduced fat cheddar, 1 morningstar farms sausage and a rudi’s whole wheat bagel. It was cheesy, gooey and quite yummy in my tummy.
I also had some banana slices with strawberries and got a Dunkin Donuts coffee on the way (Lord knows I needed it this morning…..ah!)
I was quite tired and actually missed the exit for the interstate resulting in a 15 minute detour in cocoa beach. Bah! I snacked on an apple on the way:
I finally got there, fifteen minutes late but there nonetheless. It was great to see Adam, the executive pastry chef, again since I had last seen everyone there back in March when I went there for a few days and helped out. Everyone is sooo nice and made me feel very welcome. I got a big binder with tons of paperwork to fill out and a tentative schedule of how my days/weeks/months will go while I’m there. Basically, he is breaking it up into two week periods for me. The first two weeks I’m going to do all the breads and pastries for the club, the second week all the plated desserts and so on….I’m going to get a lot of experience in every area, which will be great!
I brought my lunch today to save money! I packed an almond butter and jam whole wheat pita with some veggies and a peach. It was sort of plain, but I probably saved about $10 on some gourmet sandwich somewhere…..every little bit counts!
I drove across the street to the beach, parked my car and ate lunch while watching the waves 🙂
I also visited my new “host family” (aka my best friend’s parents) and saw my future room. I’m sooo grateful for them!
Okay……my eyes are heavy and I’m going try to take a bit of a nap now after all that driving. I plan to go to the gym later this afternoon when I get up and maybe do some grocery shopping. Its going to be a quiet weekend but we all need those once in a while!!
But first….here’s some of the chocolates I made last night in school! I actually didn’t eat any of them (I know…I can hear the groan over my computer), but I licked my fingers and spoon enough times to get about five. I felt sugared out by the end of the night. Bleh.
Dark chocolate with almond filling
Milk chocolate with a mystery filling (I honestly can’t remember…I need a nap!)
And the ones I personally made—-white chocolate with a mimosa filling (filling of white chocolate, orange zest, orange juice and champagne). I COULD NOT keep my fingers out of this!!!!!