Feeding Everyone Always
Aug. 11, 2009 6:55 pm
Updated: Aug. 29, 2009 4:31 am
The joy of those of us who love to cook is sometimes also our curse. Aren't there just some days when all you do is feed everyone? Husbands now working at home...need food more, children home from college constantly surrounding you in the kitchen like little newborn birds with their mouths wide open looking for food....friends of children home from college playing poker all night in your dining room, dogs begging, cats meowing...on and on and on.
Mostly I love having them all here to cook for, but after church on Sunday I visited a wonderful market filled with colorful produce, cheeses from all over the world, bread that looked and smelled wonderful......I had a brilliant idea......why not bring home a gourmet lunch for everyone from the fabulous looking ,fresh ready made entrees....$38 dollars later I had lunch in the bag! I chose BBQ for the main dish knowing that my kids loved BBQ. For just over a pound of this stuff I'm embarrassed to say I spent $17.
One by one I heard...yuck, what is this stuff? I don't like this, it doesn't taste like yours...sorry Mom, I just can't eat this, it tastes weird.........I guess I should be flattered...but $17!!!!!!! You would think one of them would like it. My husband ate a little for a couple of days....he'll eat anything....and then my dog Fred has had absolutely no complaints finishing off the rest.
So, it comes with the territory of being a cook.....you spoil your family.....99.9% of the time this is just fine.