What do these three things, tap dance, Greek salad and making people laugh have in common? Well they are all things that I am very good at, at least I think so.
This week I took a training course at work on being a good a coach. On the first day, we were asked to think of something that we were very good at. Next we were asked to pick one that we could teach. Immediately. To the person sitting to our left.
I chose the Greek salad. With only 2-3 minutes, I started with the list of ingredients. Tomatoes (vine-grown), cucumber (seedless preferred), feta cheese (a good Greek one), kalamata olives, salt, pepper, oregano, extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Greeks reading this will !gasp! at the balsamic vinegar as it comes from our neighbors to the west, but I am sticking to my recipe. After all, I am very good at this, AND can teach it.
I like to use a large flat platter, it looks beautiful, and you don't have to toss the salad. Cut up the tomatoes, slice the cucumbers, salt, pepper and oregano to taste. Crumble the feta (don't buy the pre-crumbled it's too dry), over the top of the salad. I like LOTS of feta. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Finish by topping off with Kalamata olives. Serve.
Unfortunately, we only got to teach one of the things we were good at during the course.
If not, I was ready for the next subject, and a 5, 6, 7, 8, shuffle-ball-change, shuffle-ball-change, flap, flap, flap, heel, step. My student was excited to go home and make the Greek salad for his wife for Mother's Day. Imagine her surprise if he had served it tap dancing!