Corner view: Favorite DishWell, I've thought and I've thought about this Favorite Dish...and I've realized that although I am a great foodie (and my husband a former chef), and although there have been times in my life when food held a premier spot amongst our priorities, this is not one of those times.
Recently, we eat on the run, catch-as-catch-can. We still find the time to eat well, but not to linger over meals or plan for them the way we used to.
We are both busy - no one in particular is to blame. This is an edgy time - a time for taking risks, a time for setting the bar high, a time for burning the candle at both ends and working as hard as we've ever worked and then some. This is a crucial time (a fact which we try not to dwell on). There is more at stake since our daughter came home than there has ever been in the length and breadth of our formerly free-wheeling lives.
What it comes down to is that, after many years of smelling the flowers, of focusing on the moment, of tasting every savory dish that passed by without a thought to the consequences, we are now focused on the future. These days, she is our favorite dish -that thing that we work for, that carrot that keeps us moving steadily forward. She is both our motivation and our reward.