I have this thing against restaurants that serve food buffet style. You know what I’m talking about. The all-you-can-eat buffet where people stuff their faces to get their money’s worth of food. They have a lot of them in this part of Michigan. I refer to them as restaurants with feeding troughs. The food is almost always sub-standard or simply ordinary. All of it usually ends up tasting pretty much the same, too. A nicer way to refer to them is “Smorgasbord”. Now there’s a fun word. It’s from the Swedish Smörgåsbord and it refers to a type of Scandinavian meal served buffet-style with multiple cold dishes of various foods on a table. I suppose when you are trying to feed and please a large group of people then it can be a handy thing to serve many foods. The Swedish Smorgasbord might be interesting as it might offer new and tasty dishes I haven’t yet tried. But the American Smorgasbord, aka the Buffet…yuck. As I have already stated, not only do I find the food to be of lower quality, I tend to eat (when and if I DO have to eat at one) too much of it and I end up feeling bloated and sick. Heaven knows I see plenty of people walk out of those feeding troughs … errr … I mean buffets who have obviously filled up way too many times.
I would much rather sit down to a meal of quality. Perhaps a piece of fish that is fresh and cooked to perfection with a fresh vegetable of some kind. Really, any kind of homemade meal that has been made from scratch and offers quality food that has been cooked with care is better than any buffet. Basically, I would choose quality of food over quantity any time.
The other day, I felt like my life was in buffet mode. I have my hands into so many things right now that I feel like I am just getting by with the ordinary basics of life and not producing any quality. I am busy with a little bit of church, a sprinkling of singing (at church), a dash of looking-after-Amanda, a good cupful of working at the Surgical Center, a smidgen of selling stuff on ebay, a bunch of cleaning out for the April garage sale, an ounce of trying to keep the house clean, a pint of attention to my husband, and a teaspoon and tablespoon of many more ingredients. And I don’t like buffets! Everything is just ‘okay.’ I would really like to cut out some of those many ingredients in my life and really season and prepare a few select ingredients to perfection!
Ah well. At least everyone is happy and getting fed right now – thanks to Laurel’s buffet she is serving up! I came across this verse in Proverbs as I was searching for verses about eating and gluttony:
Proverbs 25:16 If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, or else, having too much, you will vomit it.
Haha! I love it. Such good advice.
I hope the future will bring me many gourmet meals and I can stop wallowing in the feeding trough – err I mean – the buffet! Or else I will vomit it!