Monday, May 24, 2010

monday morning

We increased the goods sent to the Saturday GCM by thirty five percent over the previous week. We made it until 11:10. The store was very busy Saturday. My buddy Chef Coppidge was here Saturday. The baker guys came and found me and said "A guy named Rich is at the back door". I went to the door and there he was. He said "I couldn't get in the store, they are lined up outside". We didn't do quite as well yesterday. I think the heat has chased everyone to the beach. I was in Hartigan's ice cream shop last night, they were busy.

The rhubarb danish in the picture, is what we sent to the GCM, Saturday. We made a change to it. In the center, we piped a little cream cheese filling, under the streussel. I didn't taste them, but they sure look great. Next to pretzel rolls, I think danish was the second thing we sold out of. People know what's good.

Matt got our farmer's market listings on our web page last Friday. Our plan is to list our offerings at each market. We're hoping this reduces any confusion/disappointment. This morning I will put up the list for the Wednesday GCM. Starters and soakers need to be prepared, starting this afternoon. Brioche, Danish and croissant doughs, will all be mixed this afternoon, laminated and/or shaped tomorrow, and baked early Wednesday morning. All the other breads, with the exception of baguette and ciabatta, will be shaped tomorrow and baked sometime Tuesday night. We use a spreadsheet that will be taped up on the proofer, this afternoon. Matt has been talking about going to a large, large monitor, instead of what we are doing. Interfacing it, with God knows what. I act like I understand him when he speaks. I struggle with makin' sure there is salt in every dough we mix. We are talking about using it for our nightly production list, as well. Can't tell you how many times a night you'll hear "Donde esta la $**# papel", means "Where is the freakin' list". The donut icer takes it to finish icing the donuts, the guy at the oven takes it to sort out the bread, the bench guy needs it to determine how many more baguettes to scale, and somebody will have it at the sink, tryin' to save it from a spilled cup of coffee.

Oven timer is goin' off. I have an apple frangipan tart for 6am. I also have an overwhelming amount of office work for today. Seems I don't do any for two, three days, and I end up, a week behind.


Blogger Laminatrix said...

And now you have Stanley Cup finals games to attend . . .

You know who to call if you find yourself with extra tickets.

On Saturday I got a whole loaf of miche but haven't tried it yet; we got distracted by the semolina sesame (I could live on that stuff). Also tried the maple bacon long john; kinda sweet, but it works. Mmmmmm . . . bacon . . .

May 24, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Jory Downer said...

i leave friday morning for california. my daughters college graduation. back sunday morning. when they announced the first game was saturday night, i had to sit down for a minute. then i realized it could be worse, could be the following saturday, chance at the hawks winning at home.

hawks in five, so they win at home. i saw the cup in 92'. wrong colour jersey was carryin' it. gonna be different this time.

May 27, 2010 at 6:25 AM  
Blogger Laminatrix said...

Congrats to your daughter! I guess a kid graduating from college is one of those things you HAVE TO miss a Cup game for. And if she's smart, she'll request a ticket to Game 2 or Game 5 as a graduation present.

Remind your kids that, if they get married, May and early June are bad times for that, because I'm guessing a kid's wedding would be another must-attend event.

We still haven't seen anything for less than $500 per ticket (in the 300 level). Hey, I want to go, but $1000 for two people?? That's three really nice dinners at Everest, with enough left over to sit in a bar and drink good beer while watching the game. We'll see whether prices drop as game time approaches, especially on the single tickets.

May 27, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

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