Saturday, April 18, 2009

Huh. That's odd. I can't see!

So, I work in a bakery, right? Well, among other things, that means opening and closing oven doors all day. We have a HUGE walk-in oven at work. No joke. Huge. Well, I was getting something out of the oven the other day and it was set at 400F. About average. But this time, for some reason, I got a big blast of hot air, which hurt my eyes, so I closed them. When I turned away from the oven, I went to open my eyes, my eyelashes were STUCK TOGETHER! My mascara had MELTED!!! Now, that's just not normal, right? I've worked in the industry for years, worked at Snowbird 1 year, and that's the FIRST time that's happened. What the heck? And who else would that happen to but me? No one. Exactly. Weird.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Car Gods Must Be Angry.

So, as you've probably seen in one of my past posts, I recently purchased a Chevy Blazer to enable me to drive to and from work safely. Good plan. I love it. Except...the whole idea of me buying a vehicle with 4WD was to be able to use 4WD when the roads up the canyon were bad. WELL IT'S NOT WORKING!!! Last week, I kicked into 4WD at the top of the canyon cause there was a few inches of snow on the road. The past few times, I did it, it was like the car jarred a bit when it kicked in, but then it was fine. This time, it was like I was going over a bump every few seconds, when I wasn't. Bad sign. I told my dad and we took it in to have it looked at. Bad news. Apparently, there is supposed to be oil in the transfer case and it was bone dry. It's not like if leaked was just never there. At least, not as long as I've owned it. Awesome.

So, my dad, being the Knight in Shining Armor he is, he went to the dealership where I bought my Blazer and made them aware of the situation. As far as the warranty, well, there isn't one. It was a trade-in and it had 135,000 miles on it, so, yeah. BUT it seems I had found the one honest dealership in the world. Well, not really. I suppose they're not ALL as sleazy as they seem. Heh heh. Anyhoo, Smith Family Motors is a very honest, very moral, family-0wned place to buy a car. Because when they heard what happened, they offered to help. They aren't required to do so, but morally, it's totally justified. They didn't know there was a problem, but neither did we. So, it looks like I'll be paying $300 instead of the original estimate of $737. An improvement in price, but still...ugh. *sigh* Stupid car.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

This is what I do.

Hi, everyone. I don't really have any thoughts to share, advice to impart, or anecdotes, but I do have a fair amount of pictures of stuff I've made at work. Wanna see? Good!

The above picture is of a Pumpkin Roulade. Pumpkin sponge cake spread with a mascarpone filling. It had a lot of rum in it. haha.

This here is a Lemon Meringue Tart with blackberries, raspberry sauce, and candied lemon zest. We did this for a very VIP group. VIP= pain in the butt, in my world. Haha.Key Lime Pie

Honey Lavender Creme Brulee

Graham cracker crust topped with a cream cheese mousse and fresh strawberries. Pretty much Cheesecake-in-a-glass.

A close-up of a petit four tray we did. We used Chocolate-covered strawberries, meringue cookies, Espresso truffles, Milk chocolate raspberry truffles, and one other truffle I can't remember.

This is the full shot of the petit four tray

A pomegranate and mandarin orange tart with fresh mint. Very VIP.

Chocolate hazelnut torte with a mandarin orange compote, chocolate sauce, and a pantella stick.

Chocolate Cream Pie. Super rich.
Key Lime Pie.

New York Cheesecake.

If this didn't make you salivate, then I haven't done my job. ; ) Hope you enjoyed it. Or hate me a little for not having any to share. Haha.