After considering whether or not to even incorporate specials this weekend, Joe and I decided to keep pushing ahead. We took it as our mission to make the simplest, most common likeable dishes and let them sell themselves.
The soup was full of flavor, but might have sold better if it wasnt 80 degrees outside with 100 percent humidity. Cocktail shrimp is so easy, and so common, we sold more of these than anything else all weekend. Beef has been one of our top sellers, but its difficult to justify its cost sometimes. Well, I solved this by building up the plate with a thick slice of potato and topping it with a sunny-side-up egg. Even the pudding sold, a few, but it tasted very good. I thought it was a little too firm, but I watched one customer eat two bowls. Guess I wasnt the only one who thought it tasted good.
For next weekend Im looking at more of the same. A stuffed shrimp and a beef dish. Maybe I should lay off the soup till the weather makes a definite turn. Something sweet......?
Sweet Corn Chowder w/ Honey-Cheddar Scones
3 Citrus Poached Shrimp, Tomato-Horseradish Aioli
Steak and Eggs w/ Baked Potato, Roast Garlic-Peppercorn Cream
Homemade Butterscotch Pudding