Real Estate is a great business. I love the "thrill" of the deal!! Besides that, I enjoy being able to help someone in their need in buying or selling a home. I just plain love people. For anyone of you that have read my profile, you may remember that a better majority of my career was in the restaurant business. I don't expect I will ever fully get that out of my system.
Being a restaurant owner allowed me to get to know a lot of people, it gave me a good business background, and it allowed me the ability to be creative. On top of that, I got paid for the food I created. You may ask yourself why I am not still in that business since I spent 33 years operating my own restaurant.
Unless you have experienced 15 hour days on end , never knowing what a weekend was, (well- that I still don't know--) come to think of it-- I still put in too many of those 15 hour days too. Well- let's just say---I am no longer in the restaurant business- never wanting to consider another. Stress, sleepless nights, wondering if I had enough staff to get through the rush of the next day or the next week- those are just a few of the many reasons I choose to now have a career in real estate instead of restaurant ownership.
I got a Realtor's license in 1991 and each year, I kept the dues paid, just in case I ever needed to use them. Well, that time came a couple of years back when I decided I had enough of restaurant's, and the rest is history. While I do not want to "cook" for a living anymore, I will alway's have it in my blood. I still want to share good food with others. I just don't want to be the one cooking it.
I thought I would share a few recipes here in my blog from time to time-(hey---they told me I could do whatever I wanted to in here- --they should have known better than to give me such freedom!)
Be advised, when I post a recipe in my blog, it may or may not be one that I used in the restaurant, but possibly a family favorite.
My first shared recipe---A very simple and good cheeseball recipe
Pineapple cheese Ball
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup green pepper chopped fine
1 T minced onion
1 small can crushed pineapple- drained well (I squeeze the juice out of mine)
1 t Lawry's Seasoning Salt
Mix all well and roll into pecan pieces- Chill and serve w/ Crackers
These are great served at Open House- and so simple!! Enjoy