One More Mommy

Thoughts of a mom and her husband, son, daughter, pets, friends, job (or lack thereof), house, family, trying to be more ecologically aware...

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Family Style

There are many difficulties in day to day life that someone could have thought about and planned a little better. Like this whole food thing.

I can't imagine what it was like to prepare food for a family in the 1700's or earlier. You know the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Supposedly they meant that they would just keep schlepping new food on the old food in the family pot. I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

Eating three times a day (or grazing throughout the day)? Keeping food fresh and sanitary? What a pain.

And then, if you're single and trying to actually cook a nice meal for yourself? The amount of effort that goes into it is not equal the reward! Which is why I spent a lot of time eating Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice meals and being terrified of the vegetable options.

But now we are THREE! You might say that we're not really three, because Luke is eleven months! He can't possibly count as a whole person! And that's where you would be wrong.

Last night Esposo made a pork roast on the grill. Both of us despised pork as children, but have come to find out that we only despised the way our mothers made pork. Which was often in the chop form. We don't buy the chops. Esposo has taken his Weber Big Book of Grilling and found rubs and marinades that make meat from the grill ohsogood. Last night's menu was "Diappearing Pork Roast" and it did!

I actually went back for another slice of pork, which I hardly ever do with meats, so that Luke and I could split it. Because Luke had already eaten a whole slice of pork. And some cheesy rice. And topped it off with animal crackers.

It's going to be fun (some days), this family meal preparation.


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