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Oct. 16th, 2016

Kent's work is running a contest for recipes involving pumpkin.  Imagine, if you will, making an award recipe using only Sysco products.

After about five epic fails (I had no idea he didn't know how to make a basic, back of the can pumpkin pie.  Since he's been cooking since before I was alive, I tend to assume he just knows this stuff), he came home with a pumpkin pie spiced with ginger and with chunks of caramelized apples.

Holy fuck.  I want to send a slice to everyone I know.  I think he may win this.

I would tell him if it was shit (and, trust me, I have almost barfed on some of the things I have tried.  And he knows).  This is actually good.  And he doesn't bake.

If he wins, he gets half of a $100 gift card to Walmart (he is trying a "team building" thing with K, and figured asking her to help would distract her from micromanaging the rest of the kitchen and bossing around the CNAs.  So she'll get half if they win.  He's a better person than I am).  I asked what he'll do with it (because they are SO going to win), and he said "Dobby gets socks!"

*sigh*  Dork.  Of course, I'm excited that that also means I might get new underwear.  Gods, we're getting old.

He said my ginger apple pie was his inspiration, and I'm his "culinary muse."  Yes, almost 14 years in and he still usues smarmy lines...and they still work.  ;)

In other news, I made it through today.  I didn't kill anyone.  I am still pissed that I was promised that I could leave in time to catch my bus and ended up waiting a FUCKING HOUR because cigarette breaks are more important.  And stomping home with a case of beer in hand.  That counts as cardio, right?

But the new schedule came out today.

I have my usual Sunday off.

And Saturday.


That being said, I think Big Boss did that because I am going to have the joy of training another new hire this coming week.  And he's male.  And cute.  Heaven help me.

When I say cute, I mean that from the standpoint of "well, there goes the productivity of the younger staff who like boys."  Objectively, he is attractive.  My 16 year old self would have swooned.  Now, I just wonder if I am going to have to break up makeout sessions in dry storage.  I don't get paid enough for that (yet).  And I know I will have to employ The Mom Voice (tm).

[Oh, my.  Kent's on the phone to one of his FF people, and is ripping the guy a new one for his misogyny re: the U.S. election.  THIS is fun.  I'm glad I saved that bottle of wine I bought with my cash tips on Tuesday.  I knew I would need it eventually.  Why are his friends such gormless twits?]

[Also, props for Kent for correctly using "cisgendered."  And explaining it to one of the aforementioned gormless twits.]

In other news, finances have been examined and, on Monday,  I am going to buy tickets to see Ian Hunter.  Yes!  The voice of Mott the Hoople!

If I can hear "All the Young Dudes" in person....*swoon*



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Oct. 16th, 2016 04:52 am (UTC)

Pumpkin pie with bits of ginger and caramelized apples sounds really good, actually.

Oct. 16th, 2016 07:12 am (UTC)
Both the pumpkin pie *created* by Kent and your ginger apple pie sounds tasty. Tempted to try different pumpkin recipes but I'll probably just settle down with our classical pumpkin dessert again.

Good luck with the new training next week :)
Oct. 16th, 2016 11:16 am (UTC)
Lucky you for having the weekend off!!!
Oct. 16th, 2016 12:48 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a good pie! I hope he wins!
Oct. 16th, 2016 08:26 pm (UTC)
This time of year I make a lot of mini pumpkin mousse cakes. Make a pumpkin mousse and put a layer of vanilla mousse on top. It's pretty damn good, and looks super fancy.
Oct. 16th, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
I bet I would go for a slice of that pie right now. and horray for weekend!
Oct. 17th, 2016 02:57 pm (UTC)
That pumpkin pie sure sounds delicious! Fingers crossed that Kent wins :)
Oct. 17th, 2016 07:20 pm (UTC)
Holy heck that pie sounds incredible! And woo for Ian Hunter tickets!!
Oct. 18th, 2016 12:42 am (UTC)
That pie sounds amazing! I have my fingers crossed that he wins the contest!

Have a great time at the concert! Yay for Ian Hunter!
Oct. 18th, 2016 09:44 am (UTC)
I really love your updates :-)
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