Kitchen crew. That’s that I wanted and that’s what I got. And I want to tell you a little about what I do. Instead of just telling you I’m going to let you in on the step-by-step schedule.
On the mornings that I cook:

4:15 a.m. I get up before sunlight even shows. I light my lamp get dressed and head upstairs.

4:30 a.m. I hurry into the kitchen, tying on my apron, standing before a vast, black woodstove. I stack wood in its firebox light it and then wait for the metal “gong” sound telling me its hot and ready to cook.

4:45 a.m. My fire is now crackling inside the stove; I put water on for coffee and hot drinks. I look over my recipes (scrambled eggs and apple-spice muffins) then hustle to get the ingredients.

4:50 a.m. As of now, I am chopping apples, measuring spices, and spilling flour while I check the fire every few minutes.

5:15 a.m. I am mixing, pouring, and baking. I wash dishes, check the time, and set up the hot drink counter; it seems to never end.

5:30 a.m. I have hot drinks waiting for the students as they prepare for class.

6:15 a.m. History class has begun for the rest of the students, while I stay preparing breakfast. Next, clear the counter; clean the spilled coffee, and then set out plates, bowls, and cups.

6:45 a.m. From 6:15 until now, I have been washing dishes, cleaning spills and now removing hot muffins from the oven.

7:00 a.m. Last minute preparations, hurry! Get the juice poured, set out the yogurt with granola and raisins. Pour fresh milk into the metal pitcher, finish cooking the eggs.

7:15 a.m. Serve Up! After grace, I put out my steaming hot eggs, delicious muffins and their serving utensils, ready to eat.

Whew! It’s a lot of work, but every good bite makes it worth it.

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