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One of the smartest things I do every day is feed Grant. I learned a long time ago that a full Grant is a happy Grant, and a happy Grant makes for a happy Amanda (or is it the other way around?) Anyway, I've been bringing Grant leftovers for years. He ate my bad food years ago before I learned how to cook. Then he ate my mediocre food for about five or six years, supplemented by Hero sandwiches from 7-11. He now eats my not-too-bad food nearly every day, unless my kids have seconds. (My kids even ask me now, "Can I have some more or is this Grant's portion?)
If there is a food Grant won't eat at 5:00 AM, I don't know what it is. He's been known to eat meatloaf for breakfast, or salmon, or halibut, chicken, pasta, deli sandwiches or pizza, chocolate donuts, glazed donuts, bagels with cream cheese, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, any kind of pork product. When he heats up leftover fish in the microwave, the Channel 5 news room starts to complain. "What is Grant eating now????"
As some of you cooks will know, there is nothing like cooking for somebody who appreciates your food. I love to hear Grant eat. He's say sometime before 5:00 AM, "I'm not waiting" before he heads down the hall to heat it up. Then while the ABC network news is on, he'll have a few bites just to get warmed up. If he likes it, he'll make a few "Oh yeah" comments, more to himself than to me. It's good stuff.
That and a Diet Pepsi make for a successful morning. Oh yeah - and traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the 9's.