This is quite a true statement at work. None of us are thrilled about doing a demo for the vindaloo and coconut curry but this is easy compared to the ham demo. For those of you who don’t know, this is an Indian simmer sauce that’s good over rice or with chicken. Serving with naan bread is a great way to enjoy this meal. It’s quite messy and usually you go home with a stained apron and smelling like an Indian restaurant.
Last year we all had a stab at the ham at least once during Nov and Dec. What a messy, intense demo. Talk about people standing three-deep to get a sample of this ham. You would think that people are absolutely starving at times and haven’t seen food for a week.
Last year between hubby and me we sold over 15,000 pounds of ham during the holidays over a two-day demo. That’s a lot of ham and we had this demo running daily for at least two weeks at a time, off a day or two and then back on again for another two weeks. I’m not looking forward to this year. I can seem to get ham in all the places it doesn’t belong due to pressure from customers when we must work fast and furious all the time to keep samples on the trays.
But then I’m not looking forward to winter and the holidays at all. Didn’t we just have them? It sure seems like it. I hate the shorter days and the cold weather with a passion. I wish we were on the other end and spring was beginning instead. But we can’t do anything to change Mother Nature, can we?
Me and my cats
A very happy Halloween, Samhain, all Hollow’s Eve to all of you.