I believe everyone has two sides to themselves when it comes to food. For me, the side I would always love to show is me at a 4 course meal, each course paired perfectly with the best wine. Finishing up with a rich dark chocolate dessert that had my coveted Qupe syrah in a perfect glass I can sip down slowly. My other side… A jar of peanut butter while watching Julie to Julia with 1 spoon… to be finished off by my favorite all time ice cream – Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie. This side of me only comes around once a month. For you male readers, I apologize. It is a fact of life. Company is gone, my kids come back from vacation tomorrow, my husband is working at the church this weekend. So I have my comforting peanut butter, Chocolate and Chihuahua’s. See, not every single second of my life is gourmet. Besides, I have to fool my metabolism sometimes. I also am not going to mention the brownies that have disappeared. I had help with that one, but to protect the ones I care about the accomplice will remain nameless. So I am at my ultimate comfort level right now. Full of all things bad for me, watching a movie I adore, in a totally empty house (we aren’t counting animals here), while meal planning for the week.
I take off for Maryland in 10 days. It is a scary thought. I do not even know if there is any possible way for me to be prepared for this show. Randy keeps saying I think too much. Is that a bad thing? I mean come on!!! I have never presented at an industry show before! This is it, my big company unveiling. I hear horror stories about people running out of catalogs in the first 2 hours. How can I possibly predict how many catalogs I will need? These my friends are the frantic thoughts that led me to a migraine and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Nightmares of not being able to keep up. Or people that aren’t too nice… how will I cope with mania for 3 days in a row? I am thinking of downloading my Julia Child book to my kindle so whenever I panic I can read about food and it will calm me down. For those of you that don’t have a clue what I am talking about, I run a company where we design and sell dog clothes. These dog clothes are in stores. I am going to an industry show in Maryland on April 21st where I will be presenting my designs to hundreds of stores that have never seen my stuff before. It can be a little overwhelming. I am just going to do my best and keep my faith.
Now on to meal planning. I do believe a simple night of taco’s is in store for us at some point this week, for Jordan, who continually begs for “normal kid food”. Also, I think I may be cooking for Taylor’s boyfriend sometime this week too. Course he is a boy, and a friend, and they date. SO to me that is a boyfriend. These days the teenagers freak out if you put a label on it, so I will be cooking for a “male friend” of Taylor’s. All of the groceries are being purchased tomorrow, and I am quite sure our grocery bill will be under $100. Lots of great deals out there this week. Go get them! Sunday is the optimum day to purchase. Because a lot of grocery deals run from Thursday- Sunday and then Sunday through Wednesday… Sunday is the best day to purchase because it is the only day you get both deals.
Ok, NO cooking tonight because there is no one to cook for =)
Stay tuned for short and sweet posts until this trade show is over, the end of April.