I didn’t read all of this, because cooking isn’t an activity I enjoy. But it did remind me of a story: When I was a production assistant on Jericho, we shot in the middle of an industrial area in Van Nuys. Our production offices and stages were all in the same place, so most of the time our production crew and writers would go out to the stage and eat the catering provided for the crew. But when we were shooting on location, we’d have to order in lunch. Our options were… limited. We did the best we could, and most of the local restaurants were very accommodating.
I grew up in a family that didn’t really do sweet potatoes. We didn’t have anything against them, necessarily, but they were never a part of our holiday meals. The first time I had sweet potatoes was as an adult, but the name was enough to know I would like them. I mentioned something about them at Christmas that year I was on Jericho and my grandmother got very excited. She turned to me and said, “how do you make your sweet potatoes?” I said, “I call Boston Market and they deliver.”
All shows are on hiatus for two weeks, and although my office only has Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as official holidays, most of us are filling it in with our vacation time. Happy holidays, everyone!