When you cook for a living, it grinds on the soul. Selling your work over and over makes the process less special, less pure.
My daughter Allie had a great idea for a belated birthday dinner. She wanted Salmon en Croute after she had seen in a cookbook. So we made the whole thing a learning fun experience. My wife, my children and my grandchildren all got our hands dirty, talking, laughing and tasting our simple dinner on Salmon en Phyllo, roasted potatoes, mixed green salad and a baguette. All participated and most enjoyed….a little fussy for the younger ones. Objective was to have fun, make and have a meal together…mission accomplished.