Cheers is the best television show ever, hands down. A recent binge of the series reminds me of a simpler time - growing up in the 80’s we had three channels to choose from and when the leaves were on the trees one was barely watchable.
The Dukes of Hazard, Murder She Wrote, The Carol Burnett Show and Hee Haw were weekly favorites that we couldn’t record so the family got together regularly to enjoy the once weekly episodes. Later - Friends, The Cosby Show, Seinfeld and of course Cheers filled Thursday nights and other sitcoms did their best to compete. While we benefited from a weekly escape from life I am sure that those who wrote and delivered weekly stories felt big big time pressure to create and compete. Mr. Charles and Mr. Burrows wrote terrific stories and legendary lines for Norm, Cliff, Sam and Diane - and Coach. I am sure that as the series became a hit the pressure to keep creating was exciting at times, terrifying at others.
Creating is exciting. I spent an hour in the kitchen this morning with a few of my favorite people. Josh was proud to share with each person that arrived his plan to present “North Country Poutine” tonight featuring potatoes he harvested and pork gravy from a pig raised in Canton just for us. Brad was carefully proud to show “the boss” how to grate parmesan cheese carefully so as not to add too much fluff. And Major proudly spilled a mop bucket on himself as he created a cleaner, safer place for all of us to work.
I offered to take on more tasks on the prep list but separating eggs and finding ingredients I couldn’t pronounce was more than I was prepared for, leave the real creativity to the experts. I did my best to assist but it wasn’t long before I knew that I was over my head, the true creators needed their space this morning.
Creating is exciting, and scary. Thanks for visiting, and appreciating our commitment to creating great flavors.