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Ode to a Hairnet Lady 
Jan. 28, 2010 6:18 pm 
Updated: Jan. 30, 2010 5:55 pm
Oh Lady Oh Lady, how did you come to this profession, of overcooking vegetables and constant aggression?
School kids and the cafeteria patrons constantly poke fun at your food, which likely causes your unhappy mood.
Could it be your downtrodden thick white soled shoes,  or that multicolored smock that gives you the blues?

Many of you seem to be to hot or too cold, from that time in your life that makes you feel old.
All of you seem, to have a lazy man, who you constantly complain about when the stuff hits the fan.
Your attitude is, as bad as your fries.  Cold........limp.........and sagging, just like your eyes.

Try with your might, to be kind to your boss, who somehow managed to be part of your loss.
Then again maybe, it could be a good bet, to try to loosen up, that awful hair net.

-The Hospital Foodie

P.S.  - you are welcome to make improvements to my poem, as you can tell it's been a hell of a week in lunch lady land.

Jan. 28, 2010 7:18 pm
LOVE IT! and I love your profile pic too.
Jan. 28, 2010 8:39 pm
I think your pome is great.
Jan. 28, 2010 10:29 pm
You have a tough job. This was absolutely perfect.
Jan. 29, 2010 1:37 am
School lunch lady, here...definately a thankless job, at times...bless you and the job that you do ;o)
Jan. 29, 2010 10:49 am
I had the most wonderful lunch lady in grade school named Sue. She passed on when I was in 4th or 5th grade and lunch was never the same. She would let me go into the kitchen in the early morning and help her make cookies in the giant mixer. That was a good memory.
Jan. 29, 2010 1:40 pm
Love it! Can you share a recipe for cafeteria mac and cheese? My favorite!
Jan. 30, 2010 9:45 am
Glad to see your blog again! It's always a highlight!
Jan. 30, 2010 5:51 pm
Per Barbra K's request I added hairnet mac & cheese to my recipe file. It's just off the top of my head - I usually add whatever cheese might be laying around.
Jan. 30, 2010 5:55 pm
I poke plenty of fun at my ladies, and believe me I take much grief in return. I have been running institutional type kitchens & a resort for 20+ years now. Any man I've tried to hire in a "hairnet" atmosphere never lasts long. I either have a great deal of patience, or as stubborn as they are to stay in the business this long.
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A generation "X"er who had the good sense to marry a patient woman, who happens to be a chef (those two characteristics rarely go together). I am one of the few men who have the ability & ignorance to claim the title "food service director."
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy grilling out & making soups & stocks from scratch. I make some mean salads too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Eating whatever my mom prepares - she was probably the reason I got into the food service business to begin with. Guess I can blame her.
My cooking triumphs
Implementing restaurant style menus & room service for hospital patients - my attempt at breaking the "Hospital Food" stereotype that it no longer deserves.
My cooking tragedies
I did set a char broiler on fire once (but that was on purpose, they needed a new one) & NEVER add liquid margarine to a chocolate fountain. Not a good idea.
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