Slaw Report

We will probably be known as the "slaw people" for awhile. The coleslaw was a hit. My Mother was the general, Far Guy was the gofer and I was the took about an hour and fifteen minutes to mix up goop and incorporate it into thirty pounds of shredded cabbage with a little shredded red cabbage and a few carrots. Small batches were mixed one at a time. The bowls were covered and refrigerated immediately. The goop is miracle whip, powdered sugar, celery seed, pepper and vinegar. As for the proportions..your guess is as good as my Mother just dumps, mixes and tastes. I told her I would really like some coleslaw with apples and raisins in it..that is the way my Mothers Mother made it. So there you have it the slaw report.

The fundraising dinner was a success, with 312 people being served. I am kind of a nut when it comes to food handling..and I noticed that many people there could have used a lesson or two. I will probably go to the next reunion committee meeting and give them my view ..well maybe not. I could give them some tips that would make their serving and clean up less germy.

The menu was real meat meatballs, fake mashed potatoes, fake gravy, real corn, real coleslaw, and Finnish flat bread. For dessert volunteers baked and donated bars and cakes. Nothing like bringing germs from thirty different kitchens into one area…and who doesn’t like dessert? The solution is SO SIMPLE…fine you don’t want to spend your food dollars on dessert..have your volunteers donate vanilla ice cream, and toppings..caramel, strawberry and chocolate. Viola..dessert…or is that voile..vola..whatever..

One way to burn people out or totally exhaust them is to put them in charge of clearing tables..and watch all the heavy sedentary office type workers clear tables one plate and cup at a time.. I finally grabbed a tray and heaped it full and cleared some tables. No one was disinfecting tables after they were vacated either.. uffda..germ city..

I just don’t know ( Insert sound of an old lady clicking her tongue here) what the younger people now a days are thinking. Just because you can’t see germs..they aren’t there? They are everywhere..yes, I am one of those people that stands with disinfectant wipes disinfecting my grocery cart before I put my groceries in it. And yes, Far Guy does it to. There is a reason that most of the new shopping carts are black..filth..that is the reason.

If you don’t wash your hands at least ten times a day, more if you are working with or handling food deserve to be sick with food borne vomiting and diarrhea illnesses that could possibly kill you…but no one else needs to die just because you are too stupid to wash your hands. Just my humble opinion:)

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6 Responses to Slaw Report

  1. TechnoBabe says:

    You gave an idea in this post, maybe I can get hubby to eat slaw if I put apples and raisins in it. I really like it but he has an aversion to it. That doesn’t prevent me from making it though. You have some good ideas on preventing sharing of germs, you should attend the meetings and/or write down your suggestions for them.

  2. abra la mente says:

    So glad your cole slaw was a hit; it doesn’t matter if you cook much, when you have a couple “hit recipes” then you are good to go! I am so glad I am not the only one that notices the germy habits of people handling food…in fact, I have a related blog saved in my drafts from a while back. Perhaps I should publish that.

  3. bb says:

    go to fast food places and watch food handling,no gloves? yuck ,you just left the potty room and( no you did not wash your hands ) before me and now you are fixing my food, yuck no way!!!!!!!!!

  4. PrairieWoman says:

    I agree with you on the germ factor. Ick. Go to the meeting and give your suggestions. I just bought 500 handi-wipes for our office just cause even using the phone is a hazard when several people have used it before you, not to mention keyboards and other things. You are right on with your assessment of the situation!

  5. buffalogal says:

    you know what gets to me, germ-wise? Being in a public bathroom and seeing people leave without washing their hands. No wonder there is so much communicable disease making the rounds. I’m with cannot be too persnickity about dealing with surface germs in public places; give it to them Farside—at the next meeting..loudly and clearly. They are probably not washing their hands in bathrooms either!!!!

  6. ineeda says:

    I am in total agreement on the handwashing, cart sanitizing topic. When there is illness going around I use Clorox wipes on the door knobs at work, computer keyboard, telephone, etc. Another piece of good advice is to keep your hands away from your eyes and mouth, especially after being in a place with a lot of germs. Our church has hand sanitizer stations and the minister is trying to teach people not to shake hands in the greeting line.

    That’s all for now. Keep up the good work, Farside!

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