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Old 04-10-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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OK that makes sense, which is what I thought they did, and why I don't tip for that. It would be like tipping the grocery cashier for checking you out. Tipping is out of control in this country IMO.

No offense to your daughter, I worked in food service in HS as well, I know it pays crap. One of those rites of passages as a teen I think .
I forgot to say that when she was doing the carryouts, she was also the hostess. So it was work in addition to what she normally did just seating people, and her compensation for the extra work was whatever tips she got.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: MI
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Sounds great. Thanks!
I found it!

I cup mayo
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup grated parm cheese
2 TBS water
2 TBS olive oil
1 1/2 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS anchovy paste
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried parsely - crushed

Combine in bowl. Beat with electric mixer for about 1 to 2 minutes. Cover and chill for several hours.

This is really good. Overnight chill is best. Hope you get to make it and enjoy it!
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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When I worked at Applebees about 5 years ago, the person who was working the pickup was paid the same wage as the greeters (about 8-9 an hour) because they didn't expect tips. (The rest of us waitstaff got paid 2.13 plus tips.) However it might have just been my particular Applebees that worked that way.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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I don't think I'd see it as "extra work" if it were me, because of being paid by the hour. As long as I'm working, it doesn't matter if I'm doing one thing or the other, or both, because it's my time they are paying for, and I'll do whatever work that needs to be done during my time on the clock.

But as it is, the pay is low, and I'm sure tips are ALWAYS appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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I forgot to say that when she was doing the carryouts, she was also the hostess. So it was work in addition to what she normally did just seating people, and her compensation for the extra work was whatever tips she got.
It's not extra work, it's her job. Big difference. When you're on the clock the company owns you!!
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:46 PM
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I found it!

I cup mayo
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup grated parm cheese
2 TBS water
2 TBS olive oil
1 1/2 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS anchovy paste
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried parsely - crushed

Combine in bowl. Beat with electric mixer for about 1 to 2 minutes. Cover and chill for several hours.

This is really good. Overnight chill is best. Hope you get to make it and enjoy it!

Sounds yummy....goes on this weeks menu!

Thanks
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:53 PM
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Maybe "extra" wasn't the right word. But when someone gives YOU some extra money it's a blessing, so think of what that little extra means to a student, or anyone else doing that job.

I tip for service, not by percents, not by some "rule" - if someone goes out of their way for me, if someone is smiling, keeps my coffee cup full they get a tip. Maybe because I waitressed for years (I actually enjoy being a waitress) I think a little differently....
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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We overtip our waitresses but there's only one sit down restaurant within thirty miles of our house and the waitresses are our neighbors.

We cook in a lot and we cook out a lot, too. There is almost guaranteed to be at least one "potluck" event in our neighborhood each week so we are always making something to take. It is the same price as cooking at home and the menu is much more varied this way.

When cooking at home, I'll make huge batches of what ever I'm cooking so I don't have to cook every day. Three loaves of bread will last us most of the week, one big pot of rooster noodle soup can be eaten as soup, again over mashed potatoes and then the rest put aside for later or taken to a potluck.

We make a lot of soups, stir fry, stews, etc. that use up what ever ingredients we have on hand. Most of the cooking is "refrigerator" cooking that uses the ingredients that need to be used up instead of having to go out and buy specific ingredients. Saves tons of money that way. We also keep certain items in the pantry or the refrigerator which are good for making multiple things. Buying stuff really low on the food chain (i.e. nothing pre-made in a box with a picture of itself on the outside) keeps our food bills very small. Flour can be made into bread, noodles, cookies, gravy, cakes, pies, etc. and is very inexpensive when you buy it in twenty pound bags. Yeast in one or two pound bags is cheap. Yeast in little packets is expensive. Of course, folks always say they don't have the time to cook, yet somehow they have the time to go make enough money to buy pre-made food. Me, I'd rather cook than work to make the money to get the pre-made food.

The cheapest way to get food is to produce it yourself. Even if it is just growing sprouts in a jar, every little bit helps.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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I cut back on eating out a lot and boy have I saved money. Once a month, BF and I go out to a mid priced resturant ($60-80 for food only).
That's close to what I spend on a month's groceries!
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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Ordered salads to go from Outback tonight. They were $11.95 each. Chicken caesar salad. For that price, being an entree salad and not a side salad, I expected them to be huge. Got home and we were shocked to take them out of the bag and see that they were not huge salads at all; I would call them more a side salad size. I felt totally ripped off. DH called the restaurant and complained; they said they would send us some coupons in the mail to compensate and the manager apologized. I don't know what he was apologizing for, though, because I have a feeling this is their normal size since the salad was in a plastic bowl with a lid that I assume is their regular salad. I dunno. Maybe they accidentally gave us the side salad side instead? Anyway, after tax the total was $25.78 or something like that and we gave the kid $29 to include a tip. So basically $30 for two small salads.

Decided when we are in the mood for something we'll just have to learn how to fix it ourselves because tonight's experience made me mad. DH almost took the salads back and got our money back, but I told him we should just eat them and chalk it up to experience.

I always feel ripped off by Applebee's too. I feel like I get my money's worth at Chili's.

Anyway, I think tonight was a turning point in us eating out. Yeah, I guess we can "afford" to, but it's not a good use of our money to pay so much and not get our money's worth. It's just so easy to pick up food somewhere and not have to cook, but it doesn't take all that long to throw something together, either, for a lot less money.
When we order carry out food from Outback, my husband gets a steak dinner and I order a kid's meal (Joey steak with side salad and baked potato).

I've found that the kid's portions at restaurants are more than enough for most grown ups. And a lot less expensive.
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