Saturday, July 31, 2010

First Full day!

So today is the first full day of our ownership! My GM and I didn't get much done yesterday due to the portuguese "water of life" that the former owner pressed onto us. It was moonshine, hence the reason I did not update lastnight. So today we actually get some work done!!! We have a lot of work ahead of us but I think we can do it. I'd really like Daddy Chef to come back from his trip and be amazed at how much we've done. Not sure how much I'll be able to update today as we don't have internet at the resto right now but hopefully I'll be able to do a quick one when I get home. Until then not much to update. Hopefully we'll start working on the bar today with the fantastic Breakable Woman so yay!!!

Update!!! So we just got home from wrecking day!!! We got a lot done, got all the decals and rails off the walls and stripped all the barstools. Doesn't sound like a lot but Daddy Chef will freak when he gets home!!! Tomorrow patching walls and stripping the bar!!!!!! Wish us Luck!!!!!

Until then here is a great Saturday recipe It taked forever but is quite possibly my favorite ratatouille recipe ever. Since it takes so long I reccomend making a double recipe so that you can freeze some of it. If vac sealed you can taste some fresh summer in the middle of winter!!! At least it's this summer. Is anyone else LOVING the veg this year? I made a peach pie ou of underipe peaches the other day and NO ONE NOTICED!!! Ok I'm off topic and I need to wrap this up. Enjoy this rat as everything seems to be perfectly sweet this year. I promise when the veg are gone the memory of this will get you through the winter!!!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Closing day!!!

So it's 10am here and I'm about to go get the papers signed. BD (or I think I may steal the nickname Daddy Chef from his crew) is still in line at the bank so we can go hand over the money! I'm hoping to be able to get in there later today but that may not happen. I'll post before pictures soon probably along with some wrecking pictures!!! Wish us luck!!!

Ity is now 12:32, we just got back from the lawyers office and will hopefully have the keys in a couple of hours!!!!! I can't wait to go in and start wrecking stuff!!!! Daddy Chef is off to one of his best friends bachelor parties for the weekend so it's up to me to get some work done this weeekend. Tonight shall be an evening of lists and bubbly, hopefully in that order, and starting a few renovations! Wish us luck!!!!!!

3:34 pm, just got the call that I can go pick up the keys! So just finished getting in my scrubbys, including my kitchen shoes that I haven't worn in a year and a half!!!! They are super stiff as anyone knows if they have workboots they haven't worn for a while. Just waiting for my future GM (nickname to be decided shortly) to show up so we can get over there! AARRRGGGHHH too many exclamation points!!! I don't know if you can tell but I'm really excited. Just wish Daddy Chef could be here with me!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

World's Worst Blogger!!

So I suck.

There ya go I said it! The problem is that there hasn't been much I can write about. A lot of the things going on officially I can't really talk about and unofficial things have been so spaced out and insignificant that they didn't really come together until now. We've been basically lining up as much as we can so I can go in there on Friday get 'er done!!

Yesterday we went to order banquettes and tables and chairs. Stopped off at IKEA to look at lighting and silly little things like candle holders and vases and such. Also to get a cheap lunch! ($.49 Hot Dogs anyone?) We've also been looking at how to sell a bunch of the stuff that's getting left behind by the old owners. Anything worth anything we're selling to raise money to buy all the other things that we need!

We bought some lamps from an insanely talented glass artist that we know, I'll post pictures of them as soon as I can but they are melted bottles (beer and wine) that have been sandblasted to create a beautiful soft light. These will hang over the bar as pendant lamps and we think will add a very funky personal edge.

Well That's all for now. I actually will start writing more often now that things are actually happening. Sorry I don't have time for a recipe of my own right now but I will leave you with a link to one of my favorite recipes on one of my favorite sites!!! The Pioneer Woman is a genius and this recipe is a family fave!! Also don't feel like you have to stick with the meat portion of the recipe we usually make this with whatever leftovers we have in the fridge!!!

Click around her site you will NOT be disappointed!