My longtime Wheaton clients that I’ve worked as a personal chef for for several years had some special requests this week. Their grown children were visiting, along with their cute grandchildren, and they wanted the fridge stocked full of comfort foods so they could relax and enjoy on the evenings when they didn’t feel like eating out.
Oven Baked BBQ Ribs, Duck Fat Roasted Baby Potatoes, Corn off the Cob with Browned Butter, Chicken Milanese, Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Baked Cheesy Pasta with Beef, Brownies with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. I also left some blueberry lemon muffins and some homemade granola just for fun.
One of the highlights of my 16 year career is when I get to help people with special dietary needs with their meals. As a personal chef, I have many clients who are seniors and no longer wish to cook for themselves, as well as people who are unable to prepare their own meals. Helping them to eat healthy, convenient home cooked meals is a passion of mine. This week, I cooked for one of my seniors who needed a personal chef to help her eat regular meals, as well as enjoy them. She had recently lost her appetite and interest in food. I was happy to make her some of her old favorites, such as Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Pot Pie and Stir Fried Asian Chicken with Snow Peas.
One of my Naperville families that I work as a personal chef for, love lots of meats and vegetables. The kids like rice and potatoes, the parents are more carb-conscious. On this week’s menu was:
Burmese Braised Chicken in Coconut Milk and Vegetables
Short Grain Brown Rice
Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Parmesan Parsnip Fries
Pan Grilled Mediterranean Lamb Chops
Ghee Roasted Spiced Root Vegetables
Salad with Fig Vinaigrette