I'm nervous because I have to make this kitchen profitable and still manage my coffee related issues. One of which is paying someone else to do my job at the coffee bar while I'm in the kitchen.
I'm excited since my construction will be done in 1-2 days and real dough work will begin immediately. Through interlibrary loan I received some good books today- Cooking by Peterson, BBA by Reinhart, and Culinary Artistry by Dornenburg and Page. Even though there will be a lot of trial and error cooking/baking and lots of time in the books, I look forward to what can be accomplished- creating a real baked goods menu and enhancing our lunch.
I'm kinda wide-eyed too. That's because I roast and blend awesome espresso - I'm supposed to be wide-eyed. What I really mean is that there is a sense of "if this works, if this works...." I will be giddy. I will be I dunno. This business has been such an endevour and I've gotten my third (or maybe fourth) wind. It's time to let it pay me back for all the blood, sweat and fears. (that's no typo).
I'm tired of thinking now, but I must say:
Thank you all that have given me pieces so far. I really hope to incorporate your helps into my little world.