Let’s Eat… Together!
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food, give you their heart.” ⠀
I was raised in a home with parents who both worked. I’m not exactly sure how they pulled it off so seamlessly, but they worked hard and yet we were always together. ⠀
My mom always managed to have a home cooked delicious meal on the dinner table. ⠀
I usually helped her. ⠀
God, I loved it. I still love being in the kitchen with her. – I digress.
Anyhow, no matter what, we had dinner together every night. ⠀
As a family, we sat around the table and we shared our day, our feelings, our fears, our hopes, our dreams… we communicated. ⠀
It happened all around food. ⠀
Isn’t that how it always is? Everyone gathers in the kitchen…
I think that’s why I’m so passionate about sharing a meal with friends and family today. What a gift to be able to cook for someone you love or to eat a meal made by someone who cares for you. ⠀
Everything is “on-the-go” today. I’m in my car almost 6 hours a day. It’s just the reality of today’s world. ⠀
But if I were to be granted only one gift forever more, I would choose fellowship in my home with simple pretty things, delicious food and good people. ⠀
A gift indeed. ⠀
When setting a table, I like to include some of the fresh ingredients in the dishes I’ve made as part of the table décor. For instance, here, it was an Italian themed night, so I just simply used fresh basil in cleaned out tomato sauce cans, tomatoes on the vine along with some pretty simple spray roses. I also always have some kind of finger food like pickled veggies, crudité, or olives (pictured here) to fill the table. But mostly, less is more. Simple and sweet.
Cheers to loving vibes and celebrating your tribe. ⠀