I got a couple of pictures of my prep work today as I spent 10 hours in the kitchen trying to get ready for tomorrow. I still am not where I'd like to be but I feel much better. Poor Vince has had to bring me down a couple of times in the past couple of days when I got too agitated. I pretty much had a panic attack last night before work. <3's to him!
I made candied oranges dipped in ginger sugar....SO TASTY! These are for my custard dessert
These are for my service plate. :-D
So here's some interesting news! Friday I went to an interview at a restaurant for my externship, only to discover when I got there that the pastry chef that I talked to Wednesday to set up the interview had either been fired or quit the day before...so...yay. I called the coordinator at school and left a message but I don't know what will happen with it. Saturday, after getting up far too early to drive out to BFE to run an errand, I went to a working interview at Pix Patisserie. They had me make caramel ganache and I think it came out ok. I feel pretty good about it. I had fun but I'm not sure it's the place for me. They don't really have a real kitchen. There's no stove, just a microwave and basically a two-burner hotplate. Also, they listen to NPR all day and I'm not sure I could take it (sorry Mom). Anyway, we'll see. Trying to keep my options open until I HAVE to make a decision. I don't want to get stuck somewhere I won't be happy with.
Wish me luck tomorrow.