Short of fattening the kids up and hoping they last until you get home, any tips or hints for the "kitchen-challenged" spouses of business traveling parents? Do you prepare in advance? Take-out? Eat out?
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I am the business traveling parent and not the one who prepares the meals. However, my wife has traveled on (rare) occasions. When she does, she makes a tremendous effort to either have food in the freezer or ready for easy preparation. It's a huge effort and I can't imagine that would be the routine if she traveled more frequently. I know I couldn't do all that, but maybe that's why Mother's Day is a bigger deal than Father's Day.Sphere: Related Content
The best I can do is leave behind some extra money for take-out or dine out. (Wouldn't it be nice if companies allowed that as a business expense?) It's not very much and it usually ends up being used only if she's run out of time (the other emergency stash) or just needs a well deserved break.
I'd love to hear your tips. Maybe there's a new book in the works: "Cooking for Business Traveling Parents."
Posted by Tom Daly (Publisher, parent & business traveler) at 6:57 AM