Everyday, little by little I work on getting ready for Market, from things like building the website to figuring out on what type of plates I will serve the food for my Distinguished Guests. Then there is how to collect pay, registration forms, waivers, and how on earth am I going to get everything in and out of my van. You can already see that there are two parts of this Market gig, administrative items and logistics, that is, how is Robin Sue going to load, unload, set up, and break down hundreds of pounds of equipment.
The boys helped me unload the van after purchasing the table and chairs and you see that Dryden is struggling with the 25 pound tables. I can “Farmer’s Walk” 25 pounds in each hand, so these should not be a problem for me. But there are four tables, which means two trips. I will be looking into a dolly.
Every little detail of the Salon comes down to weight and if I can handle it or not. I am 5 feet tall and weigh _ _ _ pounds, barely. So I was very pleased to find these very comfortable folding chairs are only 11 pounds each. I can easily hold two in each hand but need to figure out a way to bind them together and grasp the binding since my grasp is small. These chairs will leave terrific patterns on the back of my guests’ legs once shorts weather is upon us. Giggle.
The other significant feature of the tables is that the height is adjustable. They can be set at children’s height, table height, and counter height.
See how it matches the height of my counter tops in Big Red Kitchen? This means I will not kill my back as I teach. But lets see if this “plastic” table can handle a hot appliance. I am thinking not and I will be melting my oven right down into that table. Permanently. I will have to look into some kind of heat reflecting material to prevent this- a piece of wood maybe? I LOVE EXPERIMENTS!
This week I need to put aside some time and narrow down the exact appliances I will purchase. Here is what I am looking at right now…
1. The Breville Smart Grill and Griddle.
2. The Breville Smart Oven.
3. An electric skillet v. portable burner. An Electric Skillet is one piece as well as a portable burner but with using the burner I will have to carry extra pots BUT would have flexibility in pot size. Hmmmm?