Monday, January 13, 2014
I started a new job! I'm cooking in a little cafe that caters to senior citizens! Nutritional and price friendly meals! It's only been a week since I've started, but I already think it has been the best place I've worked in the food industry. The Chef and I are always on the same page. She stresses the importance of sanitation, and comes up with great menus - a different one every day! Here are one of the recipes we adjusted and put together for my job interview! Vegetable Soup Ingredients: 2 cups - Onion, medium diced 2 tablespoons - Garlic, minced 1 cup - Carrot, medium diced 1 cup - Celery, medium diced 1 cup Zucchini, medium diced 1 - Red pepper, medium diced 1 Green pepper, medium diced No salt substitute and pepper 1 – 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes – reserve liquid 2 quarts vegetable stock Olive oil 1 tablespoon rough chopped Basil 1 tablespoon rough chopped oregano • Heat pan with oil. Add the garlic and onions until translucent. • Sweat chopped vegetables with onions on heat for about 10 minutes or until tender. • Add no salt substitute and pepper while vegetables cook. • Combine vegetables with can of diced tomato and juices. • Add stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. • Finish soup with fresh herbs. Season to taste!
Friday, January 3, 2014
"St. Jane Francis de Chantal once over heard her father disputing with a Calvinist the Real Present of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. She was at that time only FIVE years of age, but when hearing the dispute, she advanced to the heretic and said: "What, Sir! You do not believe that Jesus Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist, and yet He has told us that He IS present? You then make Him a liar. If you dared attack the honor of the King, my father would defend it at the risk of his life, and even at the cost of yours; what have you then to expect from God for calling His Son a liar?" The Calvinist was greatly surprised at the child's zeal, ad endeavored to appease his young adversary with presents; but, full of the love for her holy faith, she took his gifts and threw them into the fire saying: "Thus shall all those burn in Hell who do not believe the words of Jesus Christ.'" ~ "The Blessed Eucharist: Our Greatest Treasure" by Michael Mueller, CSSR