Sorry for my extended absence...there has been a lot going on as of late (yes, yes...there is always a lot going on, but I mean it!).
I'm submerged in activities here in Brussels, all of them good and exciting. I'll be burning the candle at both ends for a few weeks, so I'm afraid I won't be able to blog regularly for a little bit. But I'll be back, don't you worry.
In the meantime, I have to share with you this:
This is a kid's menu from a restaurant here in Brussels. I saw it it, and the stark contrast between it and a kid's menu in the US was too much for me to pass by without comment.
The items on this kid's menu are Steak Hache (chopped steak, aka fancy hamburger) with salad and french fries, a children's steak with salad and french fries, and a tomato-shrimp salad with fries.
Now, everything on this menu comes with fries, but given that frites are one of the national dishes of Belgium, this is not surprising. And they are the good (aka. delicious) homemade kind.
But everything on this menu also comes with something else: a salad. In fact one of the main dishes is a salad.
Now, I ask you. How often do you see salad on the kids menu in the US? This menu is a far cry from the "fried something with french fries" kids menu you see at many places in the US.
Something to strive towards.