Q: In what ways does this menu differ from your regular meals? I thought you cooked like this every day!
A: I might serve 3 meals a day, but I rarely cook 3 meals a day. Take yesterday's egg salad. If I'm going to boil eggs, might as well make enough for 2 lunches and skip today's Welsh rarebit. That's being frugal with time and money.
I'm also more of a 1-pan/1-bowl cook. This menu leaves me washing a sinkful, 3 times a day. I'm adapting, though. I got smart and mixed the egg salad in the food processor after crumbing the pork chop coating.
Now I know why children of the '50s roamed all over the neighborhood by themselves. Their mothers were too busy in the kitchen!