I’m working at a cafe now which is fun in that it gives me all of these ideas for things to make, but then again it’s torture to work with food when you are hungry. If you’ve ever worked in the food industry, you know that you might not get a chance to eat until you are famished. So I’m not sure if the food I make is really that delicious or I’m just famished…but it does look pretty!
Before work I make sure I have some sort of breakfast to eat on the way to work (during my 30-60 minute drive) or in between customers in the early hours of the morning. Lately it’s been toasted blueberry Kashi waffles.
Yes, occasionally I slather them with peanut butter and sprinkle on chocolate chips. I figure I’m running around at work and burn off the sugar. Also it tasted delightful.
I work the morning shift, so I am mostly making egg creations and smoothie for customers. This is possibly why I’ve been craving eggs lately and why I finally decided to make Dave the egg casserole he’s been hinting at for awhile now. It was delicious by the way.
I’ve been making myself egg breakfast-y things to eat on break at work as well.
|Ciabatta bread + 2 eggs (in omelet form) with black pepper + red pepper mayo + roasted red peppers + avocado + Swiss cheese|
I took it home after 7+ hours of working with food but not eating a crumb, somehow had the brains to take a picture and then devoured it.
And there was one day I saw my boss making a chicken pizza and I had to have one. I was SO hungry. I drove to Target and picked up a California Pizza chicken pizza, added some chopped peppers and mozarella to it and threw half of in the toaster oven. It was quite satisfying.
Another rough day when I hadn’t eaten for 7 hours, the assistant manager had another gal make me our avocado turkey sandwich while I got ready to head home.
|Ciabatta bread + black pepper mayo + romaine lettuce + turkey + avocado + tomato|
My brain had started to turn foggy and I could not concentrate on what this assistant manager was telling me to do and kept messing things up. The next day my manager told me I need to start taking breaks. Winning!
I know I need to eat every 3-4 hours, but when no one else was taking breaks and no one told me I could take a break…I just went with the flow. That’s what you do at new jobs right?
It’s okay though because now I have my second breakfasts (or “elevensies”) and also take a snack or two to work so I don’t get all foggy brained and annoy my managers.
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Or I take some extra smoothie, add spinach to it and have part of a green monster smoothie. Can you believe I had my first green smoothie ever a couple of weeks ago??
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In other news, I’m going home for the weekend after work tomorrow! We have two weddings PLUS my little brother’s 21st birthday party to attend. I officially feel old.
Have you ever worked at a restaurant? Can you relate to feeling so. freaking. hungry!?
Do you drink green monsters?
Linking up to Jenn’s What I Ate Wednesday party!