“Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.” ~ Gerald Ford
Cooked gourmet-style meals these days are hit-or-miss in my household. They take time, energy, and lots and lots of veggie prep (chopping, dicing, mincing). It’s become the twice-per-week occasion, where the salads, heat-and-eats, and quick-meals take precedent.
This morning, I spent several hours in the kitchen making a batch of almond milk, a batch of soy milk, and a “no cheese” cheesecake with the okara (a/k/a/ pulp waste) from the soy milk, all while helping a 10-yr-old write a paper for class. (Loving my new soy milk maker…not loving the 10-yr-old procrastinator.)
I was done in the kitchen well before lunchtime, but Grandma was coming over and I needed a quickie sautée: Eggplant Caponata is the answer.
Watching the same 10-yr-old pick out all of the olives and complain through the entire meal, I turn to the animal world for comfort. Even for this trying morning, as much as my ears hurt, as frustrated as I can get with cooking and kids, it could be much, much worse for him.
He could be getting his dinner like the Pileated Woodpecker. He’d just as soon starve if he did. Though, on days like these it would be nice just to vomit down his throat and be done with the whole thing.
This video was shot early in the summer in our sanctuary out by the creek.
How do make it easy for yourself with kids and food?