Hospital Foodie Blog at Allrecipes.com (2/2009)

Hospital Foodie

 
Feb. 28, 2009 4:10 am 
Updated: May 8, 2009 5:45 pm
I'm glad February is over.  Snow, mud,a little sun here & there, one cool rainbow, more mud, more snow.  Highlight of the month was watching our greenhouse take flight & try to make an escape.  It still lies motionless in the field East of our house.  The lack of sun & being… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 20, 2009 4:28 pm 
Updated: Feb. 22, 2009 1:10 pm
We don't have "regular" television, so I have never watched this program (we unhooked the dish/antenna 6 years ago & have never looked back).  I do believe, however, that my day today may have made a good episode.  It all started at 5:30am,  where I cooked breakfast for a… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 16, 2009 5:48 pm 
Updated: May 8, 2009 5:49 pm
Has one ever seen the SNL spoof based on the Adam Sandler "Lunch Lady Land?"  I don't care for the majority of Sandler's work, but he must have done his time in a hospital kitchen at some point.  I live this song almost daily.  Today it was floating pot roast, which believe it or… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 13, 2009 5:53 pm 
Updated: Feb. 14, 2009 3:47 pm
I am not a holiday person.  I spent 5 years running food & beverage at a resort which was a 365 day a year job, including weekends, holidays, Saturday night weddings, Sunday brunches ect.......pretty well burned me out on holidays, because I was always working.  Nothing says… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 11, 2009 4:24 pm 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2009 11:02 am
My apologies on not logging on for a week now.  The weather has been unusually nice - 60 degrees in Northern Indiana in February is unheard of - thank you Al Gore for the global warming.  We appreciate it here.   We took several walks & cleaned out the leaves that… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2009 5:27 pm 
Updated: Feb. 5, 2009 10:57 pm
Why is it when you put 6-8 grown women in hairnets in a kitchen, you end up feeling like  the sandbox monitor of a pre-school?  "Joann didn't take out her garbage" - "Well SHE didn't clean her grill" - "That's because you didn't finish it once last week!"  This is from 50-60 year old's - I try… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2009 2:06 am 
Updated: Feb. 4, 2009 1:45 pm
It's 4am & I'm having one of my many bouts of insomnia - one might be able to call them "jello dreams," where you are a food service manager who wakes up in a cold sweat, not quite sure if the mashed potatoes were ordered, ground beef is thawed, or if the breakfast cook shows up for work.… MORE
 
 
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About Me
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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