Best Chef Restaurant loves sugar!
Bedtime approaches somewhere around nine
Prayers and pajamas for when it’s time.
There’s one hour left before tucking in sheets
The children are ready to make the sweet treats
Best Chef is located inside Gam’s bedroom
The actual cooking is in the bathroom
The sink is for washing the dirt from the hands
Paper towel germs are thrown in trash cans.
The bathtub works best for prepping the cakes
It’s just the right height and has lots of space.
The closet is used for food and supplies
Brooms, mops, and pans tucked away in disguise.
“We make sweets here,’ Bubba says and continues
On back to the kitchen to grab all the menus
Before it gets maddening and orders fly in
Bubba and Sis take a breath and begin.
Gamma’s the customer; sometimes it’s mom
Service is snappy and doesn’t take long
Bubba points to a note that’s taped to the door
A checkmark means open, X closed until four
Hours for Best Chef Restaurant are written on a sticky note. A checkmark means open and an X means closed.
The staff’s in the kitchen there’s lots to do
Sis says, ‘We should hurry. It’s only us two.’
There’s clanging and banging and noise getting louder
Gam prays the two children aren’t using gunpowder.
Best Chef opens soon; time to review
The menu for Sunday before orders accrue
Bubba mentioned the sweets and went on to say
“We have gummies, milkshakes, and bananas today.’
Sis loves all the veggies and likes making salad
Like tomatoes with basil to please Gamma's palate.
“What will you have?’ asks Sis, pen in hand
She waits for an answer still in command.
Writing the order down correctly is important at Best Chef Restaurant.
Gamma loves all the choices and ponders a minute
She could start with dessert and end with spinach.
Sometimes it’s not easy to know what you want
So many good options in this restaurant.
Gam makes a decision and starts this fine meal
Ordering soup, salad, and drink with a lemon peel.
Sis writes down the order and quickly spins around
Off to the kitchen, barely making a sound.
When she returns with her delights on a tray
Gamma’s excited to see her display.
It’s alphabet soup made of spongy foam letters
And a toy boat with lettuce that’s no longer tethered.
Alphabet soup made of foam letters will fill up the tummy and make you feel better.
The main course is finished; it's time for a perk
Bubba takes the sweets order since he likes dessert
Sis picks up the dishes to keep a clean table
Gam orders gummies on top of a bagel.
The children watch Gam as she takes her last bite
They hoped she liked it and thought it quite nice.
Next up the check that Gam gladly accepts
She grabs her brown wallet where money is kept.
Grands like shiny coins not paper with ink.
Drop into the register to hear ‘clink-clink.’
Bubba says, ‘Come again. We open at eight.’
He appreciates the tip and makes his escape.
It’s always nice to have a little jingle in your pocket.
Bubba places an X on the door to mark closed,
Gam welcomes the info and leaps to her toes.
It’s about time for the Grands to take flight
Eighty-sixing themselves until tomorrow night.