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Let's Pop the Bubbly!

So, I've had a bottle of champagne in my fridge since last December. I originally bought it to celebrate New Year's, but I fell asleep before midnight and missed my chance.

It's a drag getting old.

Anyhow, on to Plan B: Use the champagne to toast a Cream City Casseroles milestone.

But which one? There've been so many notable accomplishments in the past few months.

There's the day Cream City Casseroles LLC was founded. And when I signed the lease to rent commercial kitchen space. The day I passed the state's ServSafe food safety test was pretty great. (I hadn't taken a fill-in-the-circle-with-a-number-2-pencil test in more than 20 years!) And then there's the day the health inspector issued my license to operate my food business. Without that license, we would've been dead in the water.

Looking back over the past few months, I should've toasted each of those milestones. Starting a business is tough stuff. It's an intimidating and confusing pr…

Less Than 2 Weeks to Launch!

I still can't believe it. About three months ago, I was working full time in a corporate job -- working for da man, so to speak -- and now I'm about to launch my own business!

It's exciting and scary at the same time.

Honestly though, I'm on a mission with this thing. A mission to help make dinner time less stressful for busy people.

As I began researching this concept, I was surprised to learn there are very few dinner delivery services in Milwaukee ... and none that specialized in family-sized portions. I honestly can't believe there aren't more services out there that cater to working parents.

So, I'm really hopeful that this idea takes off and that busy professionals and working parents feel comfortable delegating dinner to Cream City Casseroles.

What? No Tuna Noodle Casserole?

You may notice that Cream City Casseroles does not offer Tuna Noodle Casserole.

Well, I can tell you, folks. We never will.

Of all the casseroles out there, I simply can't stand Tuna Noodle Casserole because I OD'd on it as a kid.

This isn't anything against my mom's cooking. She is an awesome cook. And for anyone who likes Tuna Noodle Casserole, hers is likely the best you'll find.

It's just that we ate it ALL THE TIME.

I remember sitting at the dinner table, long after my brothers cleaned their plates and were excused, picking at the crunchy potato chip topping and dreading every bite.

Sorry, guys. If you want Tuna Noodle Casserole, you'll have to find it somewhere else.

What foods did you OD on as a kid?

Kick-asseroles!

Someone recently asked me why I decided to sell casseroles.

They're not sexy. Or hip. Or known to be especially healthy.

That's OK with me. Casseroles may not be cool, but they embody the very idea of comfort food. Casseroles are warm and satisfying. They're economical. (Hello, leftovers!?) They often remind us of people we love.

I have always loved to cook and nurture my friends and family through good food. I'm always eager to host family and friends for a good meal with great stories. So, I guess it makes sense that I'm expanding to help nurture and feed growly, grumbly bellies throughout the metro-Milwaukee area.

Casseroles may not ever be cool. But that's OK with me.