Friday, April 1, 2011

Food, Glorious Food

Food, glorious food!
We’re anxious to try it!
Three banquets a day,
Our favorite diet!

Ah, food. We must eat, yet it is a relationship fraught with strife.

What should we eat? How much? Calories, grams, protein, carbohydrates, fat! The cycle of plan, shop, cook, eat, clean, repeat. The mother’s battle cry of, “You’re hungry again?” The breakfast blues, the lunchtime laments, the supper slump, the snack time sighs.

Or maybe not. Maybe you are bursting with ideas and fresh menus. New ingredients tantalize you every time you set foot in the grocery store. You browse the cookbook section at the bookstore and comb through thrift shops for forgotten treasures. Breakfast is bliss, lunch lovely, supper supreme, and snacks sublime!

I think most of us fall somewhere in the middle. Midwinter blahs and late summer heat make us run screaming from the kitchen. Picky kids test our patience and our tried and true recipes are just…tired. New snack time creations are fun at first, but then apple slices and crackers rule the day.

I can’t promise to solve all your kitchen woes or to provide the connoisseurs among us with revolutionary ideas, but through my contributions to this site I do hope to provide some inspiration, fresh approaches, share my favorite resources, and commiseration too when the going gets tough.

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