Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Personal Chef , Personal Shopper

Today I am expecting our new personal chef to come and prepare a month's worth of dishes for dad. This is an experiment more than anything else I suppose. He is requiring softer meals now and I just don't want to (or can't - not sure which) do it myself. So we found this young woman who has started her own business as a personal chef. She interviewed me a couple of weeks ago and then proposed a menu. I paid her in advance and then she shops for the necessary food.

She and a helper then come to the house and take over the kitchen and cook for whatever time it requires. The meals are individual servings with labels and directions. I need this since I try to be gone my one evening per week. I am hoping to add a little variety and healthier food to dad's diet. She's making everything low salt and low sugar and soft. We're trying to not be bland though. I'm kind of excited to see what she ends up with.

Dad is still not feeling well and this low grade fever continues. I guess I will call Hospice today and visit about it. I think I must have whatever he has now as I awakened early this morning as dizzy as a loon - whatever that means. I think I may have some fever.

Today is also my grocery shopper day and I think I am supposed to have two business meetings.

I can't believe it is already the last day of July. Seven months of this year already gone.


~Betsy said...

A personal chef sounds wonderful! The house will probably smell delicious today as she prepares all that food. I hope it works out for you.

Sorry you aren't feeling well.

steflovesnonna said...

Feel better soon. The Personal Chef sounds great! I bet the food will be amazing, even if its low salt and as soft. :)

steflovesnonna said...

Feel better soon! The Chef sounds amazing, I hope it works out. I bet your going to want to eat his low salt but high taste food! :)

flintysooner said...

Well the house really does smell wonderfully delicious. I hope dad likes it.

Thanks for the comments, too. I really appreciate you all.

Lori1955 said...

I hope you and your dad our feeling better soon. As far as the chef goes, I am soooooo jealous.

nancy said...

i too hope you and your dad will feel better soon. it's no fun when you feel terrible and even worse when you have to be a caregiver on top of it. let us know how your dad likes his food!

steflovesnonna said...

I thought i might have posted twice, i think i got confused and forgot i already responded... LOL