Well chickadees, I’ve been keeping a pretty low profile while fervently working on the business plan for the next stage of PersonalChefApproach.com. There is no shortage of enthusiasm when it comes to dreaming up new ways of helping YOU get dinner on the table every night. Whether it’s whipping up a new recipe, building custom tools to streamline your shopping and cooking time on the website, or hanging out in the forum making sure new cooks feel comfortable in their kitchens (watch this space for all the new surprises I have in store for you).
This old dog has even enjoyed learning new tricks when it comes to food photography, video editing, and tackling social media, but the actual sitting still long enough to put it all on paper is NOT my strong suit.
So what’s a girl to do? Fly home to enlist dad’s help, of course! We spent the better part of last week locked away together in his office while he taught me the ins and outs of writing a business plan.
Not even my businessman father relishes the task – it is an arduous process, so I did appreciate every second of both his help, and the time together. It reminded me of all the loving hours he spent running up and down the streets of our neighborhood holding my bicycle until I could learn to balance for myself, and letting me behind the wheel of his car as he taught me how to drive (a nerve-wrecking task I’ve recently had the pleasure of being on the other side of ).
In fact, it was dad that braved all my Easy Bake oven and kitchen concoctions that eventually led to me becoming the personal chef I am today – although I have to attribute my creative side to my artist mother – who I also must thank for being patient while dad and I worked together on this endeavor.
Thank you dad, I guess I’ll never be too old for a few flying lessons! I think I owe you a few turkey burgers for teaching me how to fly in the world of business – and for the recipe testing throughout the years!
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Jewels Turkey-Jasmine Burger
This is one of the first recipes I ever wrote, and it won “best poultry burger in America” on Food Network’s Ultimate Recipe Showdown, and happens to be my father’s favorite. Since it is a little labor intensive, I would recommend doing double portions of at least the turkey burgers to freeze for a later date – why make a mess twice when you can do it all at once? After all it is about affording YOU the luxury of time!