Good and bad report
One of the best bennies about working for Panera is that if you work the late shift, and are there at closing, you get to bring home anything left over in the store. Which means sandwiches, paninis, bread, pastries galore, and cookies. At first, this was an unbelievable bennie for our family, adding am amazing amount of stretching power to our food budget with a lot of bread and munchies. All good, too. Then we started getting a little bit picky. I didn't like this bread, and I thought those scones were a bit dry and tasteless. Because, you know, free food and all...
As the Girl worked more and more late hours, we started getting inundated with food. I know, what a terrible thing to complain over. Boo hoo hoo. But you can't believe the amount of food we have in our house right now. Loaves and loaves of bread. Muffins, pastries, scones. Several sandwiches languishing in the fridge. We have at least 5 baguettes just sitting on the counter. I'm going to grind up a couple of them for fresh bread crumbs, and I'm going to thin slice a couple more, brush them with melted butter and add some spices, then bake them to make melba toast crackers. You see, I'm having to make an effort just to use up the leftovers. I didn't sign up for this.
I'm just kidding. It's amazing having so much stuff in the house. When people come over I'm constantly pressing them to take home a loaf of bread. I can have great pastries to serve friends anytime. It's all good. Fattening, but delicious. We're very lucky to have such bounty.
However, it's kind of like having a job in a chocolate shop. After a while you get kinda sick of those delightful orange scones and bear claws. I mean, how many croissants can one person eat? (Answer: an amazing amount...way more than you thought.)
The freezer is packed to the gills with Panera castoffs. I eat paninis for lunch all the time. Every once in a while I just want a plain old turkey on whole wheat. Know what I mean? Panera is fancy schmancy, which is why it's so popular. The food is good. But every freaking day?
I think I'll go have a panini for lunch. There are about 6 of them in the fridge right now. Urp! Stumble It! JBlog Me