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Just Say Thank You

CoodahGirl | May 18, 201512:09 PM

A young friend of our daughter recently opened up a restaurant where she specializes in home cooking. We're trying to help her as much as possible to build her business by telling other people how wonderful it is and by patronizing her a few times a week. It's been a slow process, but she's finally seeing some progress. Everything that she is cooking is pretty good, except for her onion rings. She had tried out a lot of different recipes, but was never able to find one that was really great that all of her customers loved, and you would see people leaving them behind on their plates because they were just not very good. I found a killer onion ring recipe years ago in a magazine that I've always received rants and raves about, so I offered to give it to her. She said that she would think about it, so while she was thinking I went ahead and emailed it to her and told her to give it a test run. On our next visit to her restaurant, my hubs ordered onion rings and much to our surprise they tasted exactly like mine! Then a huge table of people next to us saw them and ordered some too. They thought they were fantastic! This has been a few weeks ago, and now when you go to the restaurant, people are ordering them like crazy ... and she's never said a word to me about sending her the recipe. I don't expect her to rename the onion rings after me or something crazy like that because I didn't create the recipe, but two words ... a simple "thank you" for helping her to establish a signature side dish would be nice.

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