I don't like that food

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We have a guest in house who told us 3 months ago what she doesn't eat. Ok, we planned around her and are making her a different breakfast when we have a sweet breakfast.

This morning other guests come to the table and I announce our breakfast. 'I don't like that. I want eggs.'

Ok, we always have problems with this particular country and their demands to only eat what they eat at home.

I explain we could have worked around that had we known in advance, as another guest had done months ago. (Just so this one didn't get snarky when the other guest got eggs.)

But, still, 'I don't like that'? How old are you, 5?

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Dietary requirements and preferences are a never-ending challenge.  Right now Indiana sweet corn is at its peak.  I can serve corn that was in the field less than 24 hours before breakfast.  So When I checked in a couple tonight they said "we eat anything", so I told them about the corn pudding I was planning for tomorrow.  He says "I don't eat corn.  I have diverticulosis."  On further questioning he also doesn't eat nuts, like the ones in the zucchini bread I just took out of the oven, and no strawberries, like the ones I was having for starters tomorrow.  She chimes in that she doesn't eat eggs because they made her sick when she was pregnant 40 years ago.  I guess I'm glad I know this now so I can figure out what to feed them before tomorrow. 

Their friends, in another room are no better.  Like Gillum, I offer breakfast whenever they want it.  I was already doing a 7:30 and a 9:00 breakfast, and tried to get her to do 9:00.  Just arriving from California, she said please let us sleep til 9:30, so I scheduled them for 9:30.. She shows up but he's still hibernating.  She ate maybe 2 bites and apologized.  They're paying for breakfast, so I guess I don't really have any business complaining.

I am definitely serving corn pudding and EGGS for breakfast tomorrow.devil

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Sadly this has become the norm for many.  

We had an Elopement this week and after they cut the wedding cake (part of our package) said that they really do not eat cake.   Well they didn't act like a 5 yr old about it, but I just wonder why they did not tell us this at the time they booked.  We could have had something else to celebrate their day.  

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Yes, they are.

We are careful with how we deal with specific diets and how it appears, because we don't want them ordering off menu. If they do try it, we limit it. It's never 2 eggs your way... it's how about 2 sunny side up eggs. No embellishment to the plate when it's a change.... no sides, just the two eggs.

We don't get it very often. And we always have cereal, oatmeal, etc. available... if they don't like what's on offer. The latest has been a few who eschew my home made fresh fruit syrups, asking for maple. Sometimes they regret it.... lemon pancakes don't go well with maple. We warn them, but they insist... probably the same people who order McDonald's delivered by Uber. (Still can't figure that out... who would order McDonald's delivery?)

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You know, if I hadn't gotten the sour face and the ''i don't like that' I would have offered scrambled eggs.

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As a Vermonter, I must assert that EVERYTHING goes better with maple syrup, as long as it's REAL maple syrup!  wink

 

We recognize that some guests may not be crazy about what we're offering that day, and so we always give the option of two eggs the way people want them. It's not that much of a hassle and we've found happy tummies lead to happy online reviews. 

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PhineasSwann wrote:

As a Vermonter, I must assert that EVERYTHING goes better with maple syrup, as long as it's REAL maple syrup!  wink

Believe it or not, generations have made maple syrup here in Arkansas. Take that, Gillum! Eye-wink WV isn't the only southern place that loves maple syrup.

If you're interested, see the story in the video HERE, starting at timestamp 6:27 of the video.

Or read this article:

http://edibleozarkansas.ediblecommunities.com/things-do/water-tree-making-maple-syrup-ozarks

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We rarely get reviews so I don't factor that in. 

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Not with citrus.

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