Hello folks! My name is Chris Grant and I am a retired oil platform worker with a lot of time to spare now that I no longer have to work long shifts. So, I decided to start a blog and I hope you will enjoy it. Life as a oil platform worker is not easy, I can tell you this. But, I had not expected, once I got retired, to feel like it can be really difficult to lie around all day long. I seriously think I was in some kind of withdrawal, no longer having to work long hours and demanding shifts. When I was still working, I was looking forward to any moment of free time. Right after I got discharged so to speak, I found that I was really missing life on the good old oil rig.
I am a man of action, so I did not just stay around, complaining about not having anything to do. I believe that each man makes his own life, and whining about things is just a lazy way of looking at life. So I started looking for ways to keep myself busy. I think that the ideas I found can help any retiree that feels like they are bored out of their minds. Personally, I found myself quite a bit of an avid cook. This was a bit of a surprise, since I used to be known as an avid eater, not as the person making the food. On my oil rig, food was something taken very seriously. Men there really need their protein, and I still think that if you want to eat the best food in the world, you should spend a single day on an oil rig, instead of spending your hard earned dollar in some fancy restaurant. Since the work is hard, you have all the excuses in the world to gorge on the great food the cooks there make for the team.
Anyway, now that I am no longer an active oil rig worker, I need to focus on my diet from a different perspective. I know well that I cannot eat as much as I used to and my wife really had to warn me about my suffering table manners. I like to think of all these as of a new challenge, which I am willing to take head on. So I would very much like to invite you on this adventure of cooking and discovering the pleasures of homemade food. Good equipment is essential, as I learned while working on the oil rig. Good ingredients, even more so. If you will join me in my culinary adventure, we will learn together a lot of great things along the way. I am very excited about all the great recipes that we will try together and I will surely enjoy eating them. Retirees should not just sit around with nothing to do on their hands. My take on all this retirement thing is to grab a spoon and a knife and start cooking!