A wonderful family potluck (MY PARENTS AND AUNT (They are most likely to…
A wonderful family potluck
MY PARENTS AND AUNT
They prepare all the meals
They make at least five different foods for a potluck. Most of which are the main meals even though it defeats the purpose of a potluck
They begin at least a couple days before the event
They buy groceries ahead of time to avoid last minute errands
They clean the house, clearing space for our guests
They thaw, cut, chop, marinate, etc. the night before so that they can start cooking early the next day
I help run errands in between the preparation.
They are most likely to start the clean up
My mom washes the dishes
She likes to clean
So I tell her to just relax and visit with the family and that I will take over
My dad throws the trash away while making sure to separate the recyclables
My dad collects all the plastic and glass bottles to exchange them in the future. He always manages to fill up at least four big garbage bags of them at the end of the month
My aunt checks in on our residents because we own an adult care home
All three of them, my mom, dad, and aunt are caregivers and they take care of the residents while preparing for this dinner for our big family
They never set a time for when the party is over even though they must wake up early the next day and work
We buy all our ingredients from supermarkets like Winco, Costco, Fred Meyers. We also go to Asian markets like AFC or Manila Market.
When my parents order fish or meat, they have it prepared
The employees at the market have to prepare it in the way that we've requested it
We ask for help from employees when looking for an ingredient
The cashier deals with a HEAP of items we want to buy. Most of the time, we forget one more thing and everybody has to wait for me, or my brother or sister, to run and get the item so that we can proceed with the check out
Our ingredients are prepared by others
Employees have to stock them; loading, un-packaging, organizing, pricing, labelling, cleaning, etc.
Managers and supervisors that delegate tasks as well as orders the items for their market
They work with other superiors to make sure that their establishment is in tip top shape
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God at Work
by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
People that transport the goods to the market such as truck drivers.
Local farms or producers that make our food
Their own employees that have to grow the food or nourish it, making sure it's perfect and profitable
If it's not a seasonal item then the products are most likely shipped from far away and so there are other farmers that have to meet the demand
My cousin that lives in Vancouver, WA drives to Beaverton for most of our family potlucks
She also brings at least a couple meals for the potlucks
Her and her husband have two kids, a one year old and a three month old
They are remodeling their home
My other cousins that live closer will get called to go to the store to buy last-minute items before they get to my house
Sometimes, we end up with so much trash at the end of the night that my dad asks my cousins to take some bags home to throw away at their apartment's big garbage compressor
My other cousin who lives in Gresham
She and her husband also own an adult care home
They get to the party the latest and have to leave the earliest because of the hours their substitute caregiver can only provide
I drive my parents to the store because they are not able to drive
The errands are broken up small trips within the week of the potluck because we have to wait until everyone is home from work
I must complete my studies during the week as well as my own errands
I watch my cousins' kids. I try to make sure they're entertained and safe while the adults visit.