The Olympics are over, and so is reading week! Back to the books and back to sleeping at regular hours and not watching the Luge completion at 3am! I’m in the middle of a batch of sugar cookies right now to send back to College with my daughter.
The past 10 days have been interesting. No drama, just happy to spend time with my girl again! The train ride to night will be sad for me, and I hope for her too. Just a couple more months and she’ll be under my roof again.
So back to the Olympics, what a blast. Growing up I remember watching The Wide World of Sports on Sunday afternoons. The variety of events and the world at large, different cultures, different sports, it woke you up to the variety in the world. In North America we’ve basically scaled it down to Football, Baseball, Hockey, and Golf. We limit our view to our backyard and which team spends the most. Events like the Olympics open our minds up again to how big this world is and what it can offer.
Food is the same. How many times in a week do you have the same thing? Reach into your bag of standards and put the same fare in front of your family? Why? Because it’s easy? Because it’s all you know? Because you’re pressed for time? Those aren’t really excuses and with the availability of international products in your local grocery store nowadays the pickings are easy.
Start with remembering what you had in a restaurant. Get on the internet and do some research. Put the word “easy” in your search engine and see what pops up. You’ll be shocked at what you find. Shopping lists, recipes, suggestions for sides, everything you need. Then throw a spin on it and see what part, or maybe the whole thing can be done on your grill or smoker!
So let’s get away from your standard exercise routine in the kitchen and start participating in The Wide World of Food!
Back to my Sugar Cookies!
Be well and eat well!