Only a select few have what it takes to be an everyday lunch lady. She makes sure the children that eat the frozen foods thank God every night for each well made, home cooked meal they have. She makes them pray that they don’t have to eat her lunch for every meal. She stimulates the economy by making sure children go and buy food and lunches from stores instead of in school; a job only a lunch lady can do. The lunch lady possesses many virtues in this world.
Due to these disorders, she began cooking as her main pastime. She felt secure in her own kitchen, and discovered that cooking was a hobby that allowed her to stay at home. She has said that she spent hours in front of her stove and cooked thousands of pots of chicken and dumplings. (Deen and Cohen) Deen’s husband struggled to keep a steady job, and the family experienced major financial issues. Deen decided that it was time for her to contribute to the family’s financial state.
Cuban arroz con pollo Like Jhumpa Lahiris story of her father famous rice, (pulao), my mother Vivian aka mom, prepared arroz con pollo with love and brings the family together every Sunday. My mother Vivian lovely prepares her arroz con pollo. Every Saturday she goes to the supermarket to pick the fresh ingredients for her arroz con pollo. Every Sunday, my sisters and I are at my mother’s house very early in the morning. My mother starts by telling her daughters what to do.
If their house needs to fix a fan, a roof, or an electric repair, they would help their wife. At that time, men were always having a job that is made money. Unlike men, women at that time had to work a lot. They woke up early in the morning to cook breakfast and lunch for their husband and their children. They had to clean up their house, go to the market, and take care of the animals.
But they are still far from equal rights with men. Their main occupation are home and children’s upbringing, and man’s life is absorbed in his work. The eldest children implicitly obey their parents, and the youngest children obey the eldest. The eldest child have a lot of rights and duties. For example, when Japanese family has dinner, first of all mother gives food to her husband, then to the eldest son.
We learned that the Hispanic girl cooks every day and for a family of 8 so when she go to the market she buy a lot of meats and vegetables that last for a week. The African American girls buy quick food and eat out a lot and the Nigerian go to the market every day because in her country that’s how they prepare for a meal. Our first market was Whole Foods when we first walked in we noticed all the foods were fresh. Also Whole Foods give you enough to only feed 2 people so everything was package every little so we had to get most items of 2 packs or 2lbs or the whole family will not be able to eat. We also talked to the employees in the meat department they was very nice and they helped us by weighing items proving us with how many pounds of meats we will need to feed a family of 4 without spending so much money.
If the weather is good they return home quicker but if the it is snowy or rainy, it takes them more time to finish their work. As soon as they get home they take shower turn by turn and eat their breakfast. They don’t waste time or take break. They go to school after having breakfast. Jessica’s parents don’t spend time together as a family.
Schlosser started his essay with a description of Elisa Zamot’s routine. Every Saturday Elisa Zamot gets up at 5:15 a.m. She is a sixteen year old girl who lives in Colorado Springs and works at McDonalds. She and her manager need to get everything ready before the restaurant opens at 7:00 a.m. They need to get the food, supplies, turn on the oven and also need to prepare the food before any customer arrives. Elisa works 7 hours taking orders and hands food to costumers from breakfast to lunch.
My mother’s hands that had prepared breakfast each early morning for me go to school, that had prepared lunch and dinner as soon as I needed it. My mother’s hands that hold my hands to school in the morning. I am from my mother’s heart that have loved me a lot, that can do anything her daughter wanted to. I am from my mother’s body that I was born to this world. I am from my father with exercising in the evening in the park I am from my father with “buoi dj choi o cong vien” I am from the love of my parents.
That thought would all change though in one day. The morning was a typical morning at my house. Mom was making breakfast while dad was reading the daily paper. We were all looking forward to going to the zoo that day. My baby sister was probably the most excited out of all of us.