The recent changes have been my teaching job (I only teach one class, but I'm gone all day long... why is that?), and now the opportunity to sell my food after school to anyone milling around for sports, in car pool, and the kids that are required to come into study hall instead of loitering all over campus.
I'm nervous. Will my food sell? Will it taste good? Are my prices okay... I'll make a little money, but not gouge my customers either? Will I make a profit? yada, yada, yada... my brain needs to STOP!!!
I need to just remember that I can't gage anything UNTIL I TRY IT... and until I TRY it, I can't gage anything... LOL
Last night, I was up late making out my menu and price lists. I was wracking my brain trying to come up with pretty Italian words to describe my food, and name the food. I know... I concentrate on the dumbest things... but that's the creative side of me...I like to have things "just so".
I REFUSE to sell chips, soda and junk. I CATEGORICALLY REFUSE to do so... even though it would be a huge money maker... selling that poison to kids after school will make me lose sleep at night. No way... no how... All the food is handmade, with love and know how, and will FEED them, body and soul, not just fill them up with empty calories and fat.
Here's a sample of my menu...
Breadsticks & Marinara
Freshly made thick crust gourmet pizza
Cookies & Milk
(fresh, fiber filled cookies and 2% milk)
Meatballs and Sauce
Thick cut bread slice and Honey Butter
Iced Tea (unsweetened)
That's just a sampling. How does it sound? I would allow my kids to buy food after school if it was those choices... I'm also offering salads, veggies and dip, and a host of other goodies, that are highly nutritious.
I hope the parents that work late, will appreciate the effort and encourage their kids to try eating after school while doing their homework, so it can lessen the burden for the parents. I also hope they give them money to purchase the food. I get a LOT of kids coming in to my class asking for free food, and it breaks my heart to have to say no... but I can't buy groceries and feed people out of my own pocket... it's hard enough to feed my 3 boys... let alone a bunch of kids at school too...
Ugh... I HATE when I do this to myself... I have self doubt about every other minute... I obsess about it...and really... I just have to realize... I'M NOT CURING A DISEASE... I'M JUST DOING WHAT I KNOW HOW TO DO!!! It's a small thing in the realm of "things to worry about"... so I just need to STOP! Right? Make it STOP!!!!
I feel so much better now... having vented to you all...
I think I'll go do my stretching now... and have a nice cup of coffee... and stir my sauce... and get ready for church... and stir my sauce again...and not forget to turn the burner off... and stir the sauce again...
Happy Sunday Everyone!