One of the tough things about being a chef is that we always feel like we should be cooking. There's a little bit of guilt involved when we go for easy meals like takeout, fondue, and our personal favorite: bread, cheese & charcuterie. It's almost too easy you see. We go shopping and come home with perfectly ripe cheese, local salamis, fresh bread or artisanal crackers and happily make that into a meal that all three of us enjoy. We're lucky that we have access to great purveyors who are getting to know us and understand what we like. Now that we've got an active toddler on our hands it gets tougher and tougher to get an elaborate or even a not so elaborate meal on the table. So at least once a week we indulge ourselves by slicing and unwrapping instead of cooking. It's not an easy thing to admit, and yet why should we be embarrassed to say that we indulge in amazing ingredients for dinner? Eating good food is more important than whether or not we cooked it. Occasionally it's nice to simply savor the work of others.