One of my favorite topics. A favorite topic for most of us. Just do a search online for your favorite dish, or an ingredient from your pantry shelf, or something you've been craving. You'll come up with pages and pages of choices for recipes and how-to's and 'pins' and blog posts. Everyone is talking about food!
I took a poll this morning - "What do you think of when I say 'food'?"
E answered "There are so many different kinds of food. I can't think of just one"
G answered "Sometime, I think I want to try lobster."
N answered "Mashed Potatoes!"
R answered "Sometimes I dream about food." I couldn't help myself.
I asked her "What kind of food do you dream about?
Her answer? "hhmmm, well, oatmeal. . ." (can you guess what we had for breakfast?) ". . . oh, and cereal, and toast. . ." I won't go on, but you get the picture.
In this day and age, we can easily serve up dinner straight from boxes and packages and bags. While these conveniences can ease up the stress of getting food on the table, with some preparation and forethought we can serve up wonderful meals for our families and our guests on a regular basis. A little planning goes a long way. God The Creator has provided us with an amazingly diverse array of foods. Think about color and texture and size and shape. The possibilities are endless!
Working together in the kitchen is a wonderful way to bring everyone together. My family all pitches in during harvest season to peel and chop tomato, pepper and onions so that we can enjoy our own salsa all year round. My kiddos enjoy forming their own little balls of bread dough into interesting shapes while I form loaves of whole wheat bread. A rite of passage in our family is taking over pizza making. My 'teens' make fantastic pizzas, enjoying each others' company and catching up on the latest while they are at it. Today we are going to create some Easter treats together so we can have something special for our Sunday celebration. They learn so much by working with their hands, and they love eating up their own creations!
I have a lot to think on as I set the table for may family, or gather them to work in the kitchen. My meal planning is done for the month, the week (thanks to Menu Plan Monday) but I'll be looking to how I can artfully serve my family each day.
There is so much more in this chapter, I can't address it all in one post. I'm hoping to add more of my how-to's in my Monday posts.
This post will be linked up to My Homey Haven for our weekly Book Study.