I had forgotten how busy one is with three children in the house. We ourselves had three children , who were of course perfect (???) as of course are, our three eldest grandchildren ( the youngest two are of course also perfect).
Being Child minders in chief this weekend, kept us very much occupied.
It started out with Pizza Movie night, pizza not a problem, but the movie? A different kettle of fish! I googled best movies, and came up with a short list of 100! Wow! A mere 100, seen that, didn’t like that, seen that, No, oops, well it was finally decided, Home Alone, and to be honest, we had forgotten how funny it was !
Saturday dawned, 100% chance of rain and severe rain. Oh well, Breakfast menu created and choices made.
Menu for Saturday 14 /11/2020 and Sunday 15/11/2020
Orange juice, Tomato Juice, Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Milk, Water.
Yoghurt, plain, or fruit
Fruit, apples, oranges,mangoes, berries, avocado
Eggs, boiled, scrambled, fried or poached
Bacon, ham, smoked salmon
Sourdough toast or pancakes with any of the above
Maple syrup, lemon curd assorted preserves
The menu presented, decisions made. One wanted , pancakes, with scrambled eggs, plain pancakes, with lemon curd and preserves. Another wanted sourdough toast with bacon and 2 poached eggs, whilst the third just wanted plain pancakes. Seriously I would not want to be a short order cook !
After muddy walks in Richmond Park and lunch being an ice cream it was time to consider dinner. I had wanted to be WAGANANA, however ran out of time, so it was time for our Fourth Lockdown ( that is 4 th only since March) Takeaway and yes it was Wagamama, or as I called it WAGANANA!
Which brings me on to an article in today’s paper. What it says is that the average consumer in the UK ( and I would add most of the western world as well) is basically not concerned about where their food comes from, all they want is, Cheap, Quick and Easy! It also says that the average family, does not have a table and dinner is either something ready made, popped into a microwave or a take away!
I heard on the radio the other day, that since the pandemic began many children had forgotten how to use a knife and fork, but maybe they didn’t know in the first place.
I know it takes time to cook but IT is cheaper to cook than to buy in. Our little delivery from Wagamama cost +/-£100 which I understand why, but for one meal? And no leftovers?
I saw a TV programme once about two single mothers. Interesting insomuch as the one couldn’t be bothered and the other went to the supermarket near closing time and bought goods that were marked down, and made casseroles which were wholesome, not full of fat and sugar!
Ah well, it is hardly a wonder, when in the majority of schools, basic skills, cooking, sewing, electrics, etc are no longer taught that the average family no longer know how cook. Here where I live, there is a constant flow of delivery drivers, for breakfast, lunch and dinner!