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2018: Fully committed Christmas baking season    ...scroll down to share comments
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 11:59 pm:

When this pasty project began over 22 years ago, we would never have imagined the day when our entire kitchen capacity would be committed to regular customers before the Christmas baking season even arrives. More later...


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Monday, December 3, 2018 - 06:46 am:

THEY LOOK TERRIFIC!!


By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, December 3, 2018 - 07:31 am:

...and they taste even gooder than they look :o) In fact, so good that it's a challenge for our pasty kitchen in Calumet just to keep up with the demand. If you weren't among the early birds that lined up their Christmas pasty gifts early, stay tuned, because we are hoping to expand our baking schedule and make more available. We thought the unprecedented demand throughout the fall was because of a burst of publicity in AARP magazine and other publications. But when all of those pasty lovers started reordering for their family and friends for Christmas, it even broke our pasty counter on the order form.

You'll notice this morning that December is totally sold out, and we are taking advance orders for January. Might I also suggest that you send a pasty gift certificate to the displaced Yooper on your list. Have us include it with a 2019 Pasty Cam Color Calendar (and maybe some Trenary Toast and Sakkly's Yooper Bars), and you'll save the shipping cost on pre-Christmas gift-only orders. Then the certificate holder can redeem it for pasties at their convenience in the New Year.


By FJL (Langoman) on Monday, December 3, 2018 - 07:47 am:

Things looking good leaving the oven. Pasty, povatica, cinnamon buns, etc.... The only thing better than the aroma is the first bite.


By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, December 3, 2018 - 08:33 am:

You've got that right FJL (Langoman)!!

Today our shipment of pasties goes out ~ can't wait
to enjoy them!


By George L. (Yooperinct) on Monday, December 3, 2018 - 09:49 am:

At least I have one pasty left in the freezer. Saving it for Christmas Eve supper!


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, December 3, 2018 - 03:57 pm:

Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck)
"THEY LOOK TERRIFIC!!"

That they do, that picture is making me hungry! 😋


Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper)
"…and they taste even gooder than they look :o) …"

Or not.

Maybe my taster's getting old, but I've been growing ever more disappointed with ol' reliable Pasty Central's pasties over the past several years. They seem so terribly bland — seriously lacking onion.

Funny thing, that, 'cuz when I was a young un, I just hated the big ucky bits of onion in granny's pasties. It wasn't the flavor, but the texture I didn'nt like.

But now I seriously miss the onion flavor, which seems so dismally feeble in PC's pasties. <sigh>
Or is it really just me? <double sigh> 😰

Maybe I'll have to get a (click →) Flavor Injector
and some of this (click →) Onion Flavor Extract
then inject the pasties as they are reheating in the oven?

That really doesn't sound too promising.
By
jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, December 3, 2018 - 07:30 pm:

Sounds like you are on to something FRNash/PHX, AZ
(Frnash)!

Charles J. Wysocki, a neuroscientist at the Monell
Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia:

As people age they often complain about decreases-
-or even losses--in their abilities to taste a
superb meal or appreciate a fine beverage. With
advancing age there is a decrease in sensitivity
to the sting in hot peppers or the bite in the
nose from a dollop of horseradish. As a result,
the elderly are in general less sensitive than
young people to the overall perception of the food
they eat and may complain that the "taste" isn't
the same as it used to be.


By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 08:25 pm:

Right on, Jbuck. Subtle way of saying FRN's first thought was correct ("Maybe my taster...") LOL

The recipe the USDA inspector enforces each day in our kitchen, is the same one we started out with back in the 90's, and the same recipe that earned "Michigan's Best Pasty" award in USA Today two years ago. But we do occasionally get requests for extra onion. So maybe we should consider rolling out a Senior Special? :o)


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 09:41 pm:

jbuck (Jbuck):
" With advancing age there is a decrease in sensitivity to the sting in hot peppers or the bite in the nose from a dollop of horseradish."


Or in my case, maybe after consumin' far too many (click →) Hatch chilis in the New Mexican cuisine found hereabouts in the Airyzony desert? They probably do numb yer taster over time!
😜


Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper):
" we do occasionally get requests for extra onion. "


Can you actually handle such a request?

" maybe we should consider rolling out a Senior Special? :o) "

Oh Zing! Ya got me, Charlie!
I'm there, and getting "more seniorer" every day!
😉
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