After years of preparing six course meals for our guests, with exceedingly high expectations, we are now left to feed no one except ourselves and our children. Robert and I look at each other, as if we have no limbs, much less any experience in preparing a meal, and ask with almost desperation,”what are we going to eat?” Why should this be so difficult?
To feed ourselves during our restaurant days, we ate the following items about 90% of the time:
instant oatmeal with yogurt and fruit
cold cereal (honey nut cheerios is my favorite)
eggs – scrambled with cheese and whatever is around and about to go bad.
These items kept us going and relatively healthy during some highly productive years. However, our kids are less enthusiastic about breakfast for dinner (AGAIN?) and the thought of cooking items from our former menu makes me want to run screaming to the hills. Why is it so hard to cook something to eat????
Thankfully, as partners in The Burger Stand at Dempsey’s we have unlimited access to the best burger and fries in the area. I try to show some restraint and not always order the truffle fries. But alas, our kids are getting tired of burgers too, and the “Don’t you know there are starving kids in China?” isn’t helping much. Surely, Robert and I will feel some culinary inspiration soon…