- May 22, 2008
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Now THAT is a great plan...deliver breakfast and run! I wish!OHHHHHHHH.....now you've hit on one of my pet peeves! They say "no dairy, low sugar", then they have their hands in my cookie jar all day! My cookies are filled with butter and sugar and chocolate! When I see this, I don't go to any heroic efforts to eliminate that stuff from my breakfast.We ask, too, but it doesn't stop guests from looking at the breakfast board for the second time at 8 AM (the first time being check-in when it would have helped to tell me) and saying, 'I can't eat that, I'll have...' We, for one place, do not have porridge, oatmeal or anything like on hand and I wouldn't want to have it anyway as it is a mess to clean. This year I am making an attempt to ask those with dietary restrictions exactly what they do eat for breakfast. Mind you, not what they WANT, but what they eat. Most eat nothing but expect me to jump thru hoops.So...we West Coasters are picky, are we? Maybe healthier too! (I'm laughing here)
Ok. So we are going on a road trip soon and I've booked the B&B and told them that I'm a "picky" vegetarian who doesn't eat eggs or dairy or, of course meat.
You know it's not all that hard to make me happy. A bowl of porridge (who doesn't have oatmeal or even instant oatmeal), toast and jam, granola, fruit...it's not that hard.
I try to accommodate everyone as best as I can. I always ask ahead of time what their preferences are. If it's a late same day booking, that can be a different story because unless I can get to a store, them may get my breakfast! I think that people can be impolite by not telling you in advance what they can or cannot eat and then complain about it. Don't get much of that because I always ask!.
If you were here you'd get yogurt and toast and fruit as you said. But you'd be amazed how many don't want those choices. Or, like someone else posted, they want all natural, organic, sustainable $5/pint yogurt! This ain't your mother's house.
I've had too many 'DR's' tell me about the wonderful clam chowdah they had for dinner as they are telling me they can't eat any dairy products.
One good thing about having breakfast that is delivered is that when we deliver it and go away. They uncover their breakfast in their room and if they don't like what's in it, they can just eat around it. I've never had someone come out of their room and ask for something else.
The worst for me was the very busy holiday weekend my cook (hubs) was in a motorcycle accident and I had to cook for vegans. I made a great casserole and presented it with a flourish, 'And this is my special soy sausage casserole, let me know how it tastes as I've never made anything strictly vegan before!'
Puzzled looks. 'Vegan?' I looked around the table and said, 'Yes, when you booked you said you were vegans.' Chuckles all around, 'Oh, that. Yeah, we're over that.'
If I hadn't had to feed another 6 guests with it, I would have dumped the rest of the casserole on their heads. All the trouble of buying all those products I never use, finding the recipe, hoping no one else would mind. But, I do have to say, it was pretty tasty and the other guests complimented the flavor.