Ahh, food….One of the loves of my life. Thank you God that it nourishes, delights and comforts. Thank you for countless memories of food and friendship intermingled around the table.
I am grateful for the anticipation of cooking alongside my girls next week–sweet potato casserole, homemade sage stuffing and pecan pies. I remember my first experience with pecan pie. Brian and I were newlyweds and I discovered that not every family eats the same menu. I politely accepted a sliver of pie and gave my best effort to choking it down. The next year, it wasn’t as difficult. In time, it grew on me and when I discovered you can add chocolate chips to the recipe, I was hooked. It’s a unanimous holiday favorite at our house now.
I appreciate the grocery store that opened this year right across the street from the entrance to our neighborhood. I get pretty road weary and it has been a gift to dash to the store for that one missing ingredient in less time than it takes to finish listening to a single song on the radio.
You have told me,“Go eat your food and enjoy it; drink your wine and be happy, because that is what God wants you to do.” (Ecclesiastes 9:7)
Celebrating the blessing of food today.