For Kevin, Christmas Weekend, as lovely and relaxing as it is (and was) is also about getting ready to get ready for New Year's Eve. He spent his fair share of time doing a little actual prep work, but mostly making sure he had a prep list ready for his crew to attack on the return to work on Tuesday. Here's his list for the week leading up to Friday night:
We will be documenting the progress - there will be crossing out at things get "Done!"
He even has a plating chart, for aiding Kevin and Rodrigo on the line:
How organized is that? Now, don't forget, all of this is subject to change and market availability, and success in prep - if the crispy ham gets over crisped we may find a substitute in bacon, or whatever. Meanwhile, the race against time has begun, and guess what? We already have a cook calling out for today. Great.
Meanwhile, here's hoping all of you had as wonderful a Christmas Weekend as we did, and that your New Year holds a large measure of joy and health and happiness!
Let the prep work begin!