an equal opportunity eater.
Taking the neurosis out of food, one meal at a time.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Cooking: the Dark Side
The problem with braising, basting,baking, roasting, grilling, simmering, sizzling, searing, peeling, pureeing, is, in the end, you are alone in the kitchen with the dishes.
Oh, yes, I've made deals and chore charts, wheedled and cajoled, bribed and threatened, jumped up and down until my natural golden tan turned purple, and it works, for just that day. Memories, in this family, are short it seems.
Including mine, because once the tantrum has passed, there I am, plotting and scheming and devising another meal.
Like writing and smoking, it's an addiction. Unless, unless-- maybe it's time to go cold turkey. How long can a family survive on microwaved popcorn and quesadillas?