Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thanks, day thirteen

Today I had a job interview! I think they liked me, even. Thankfulness everywhere! I have been interested in this job for awhile, but had concerns that they would only be interested in making me a 100% FTE offer. I was waiting to bring up working part time until I saw if I liked it, and if they wanted to make me an offer, etc, but felt terrible about the whole thing. But when I met with the director he basically offered part time work as an option. Needless to say, that made the whole thing much more attractive. So I may actually have gainful employment next year, imagine! I am not, however, ready to abandon my plans to open a bakery just yet.

I'm also thankful for Pennsylvania. In photographing all my cookbooks, I found a few Pennsylvania Dutch ones that I inherited from my mom when they were moving house. My home state. Now that I live far away from there I get frequent homesickness, especially for a lot of the local cuisine. Much of it is an acquired taste, but now that I can't get it easily I miss it so. You've probably heard of pretzels and sticky buns. But scrapple? Any other fans? If there are, you know what I mean. Yum yum. I found this recipe in my book, best not to read it too closely. But again fantasies of being a Pennsylvania Dutch farm wife pop into my head.


(I'm totally going to lose my Seattle passport for this, meat is not always trendy in the circles I run in, except for the occasional white-meat chicken on top of organic local greens. But who cares? If you know scrapple you know what I mean. And really, it's halfway through this daily-posting madness so I think I can do whatever I want.)

8 comments:

Suzanne said...

Ooh, I hope that the job works out!

Alas, I am all too familiar with scrapple (I live near Philadelphia). And double alas, I've never seen an actual recipe for it. I haven't eaten it since I was a child, anyway, but now I think I might be slightly ill anytime I see it. Some truths are best never revealed, I guess.

TwoSquareMeals said...

My mom is Pennsylvania Dutch, and my NaNa and PopPop had pigs on their farm up there. I love scrapple! We can't exactly get it in the South, but we have other equally non-PC delicacies. Like chittlins. Yummy!

Who She She said...

I'm assuming you're using a FREE RANGE HOG's HEAD.

Congratulations on the good interview. I love it when those things go well.

Melanie said...

Scrapple! I'm a big cookbook aficionado, and I have read many an old recipe for scrapple.

Sadly, I have never experienced the wonder of scrapple firsthand. I just like to say it.

Scrapple! Also, Yahtzee!

Mac and Cheese said...

The job sounds good but the scrapple? Not so much.

Mrs. G. said...

I hope the job works out for you. I have not had scrapple though I've certainly heard of it. Have you actually eaten any? I have to admit I have a few homesteading dreams of my own.

Nora Bee said...

Yes, I grew up having it quite a bit. I rarely do now because it's hard to find on the west coast, so of course that makes me even more nostalgic.

Mary Alice said...

My great grandparents were born raised and married in Pennsylvania, before they moved to California and bought a ranch back in the 30s. We treasure so many Pennsylvania Dutch recipes handed down by her. That food just makes you happy. I found you through Mrs G.