I have had a crazy few weeks since this year began, wondering exactly what direction I am going in my life. I need to provide financially for my
family, however I'm not a traditional "9-5" kinda gal... never have been, so thinking outside the box is necessary for me. I have also been trying to
find my passion
in life, my purpose
if you will and discover how to make money with whatever that may be. Well after much (and I mean
) of soul searching I have come to the conclusion that I am a pretty amazing cook, well in the area of home cooking at the very least.
Every Holiday is hosted at my home and I am in charge of the menu virtually from start to finish.; many of my dishes are requested time and time
again. I am also, out of neccesity, a pretty savvy shopper ~ meaning I can feed an army on very little out of pocket.
Taking all of this into consideration I believe I have had an epiphany of sorts. We live in a culture here in the US where families need both parents
working in order to maintain the standard of living that most feel comfortable with. Americans need to feel as if they are "keeping up with the Jones'
" so to speak and that is becoming increasingly more difficult. Obesity, diabeties and numerous other mal-nutrition related illnesses are on the rise
due to this specific conundrum. Americans as a whole are buying a lot of fast food and take out in order to feed/fuel their families. They are also
realizing that it's just not healthy and shouldn't be consumed in such large quantaties as it has been! However people can not financially afford to
have a parent lose their job just
to address this issuse, no matter how important and in their face it is. Families buy this crap because it is
quick and easy, allowing them time to sit around the table and spend quality time.
Now what if there was a way to provide your family with home cooked meals that only required 15-30 minutes to heat up, 5 minutes (if even) to plate
and then time to sit around the table and really connect?! Better yet, what if this meal was waiting on your doorstep when you got home and you knew
the ingredients were? What if there was a menu delivered to your home once a week and you could choose the meals from that menu for
those nights when your schedule just simply didn't allow you to cook yourself? Well this is a real thing; it's called "Home-Cooked Meal Delivery
Service" and I sincerely feel it is the wave of the future.
I need input here, so if you have read this far, please allow me the opportunity to whet your appetite! This will cost me a good bit of money in order
to allow the FDA into my home to approve my kitchen. I will need a License for my home kitchen, a Catering License and Liabilities Insurance... as
well as a comprhensive menu, website on which to sell my goods and containers and labels. But I'll deal with all of that if I feel this is viable, so
please help me feel out this prospect.
Here is an outline of my basic beginners menu:
Chicken Pot Pie (Bott Boi)
This would be served with biscuits
This would be served with either corn bread or white rice
Severed with homemade mashed potaoes and "weekly" vegetable
Meatloaf with brown or red gravy
Again served with homemade mashed potatoes and "weekly" vegetable
Served with garlic bread (with or without cheese) and salad
These are the basics for introduction sake, there will be a few more main courses, including biscuits, corn bread or bread sticks... as well as an
additional dessert. I need sincere input before investing in this endeavour as it is pretty risky. So ATS; would you pay for this
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