So I’m having one of those nights where I’m sitting in front of my computer trying to figure out what recipe to share and all that came to me was “Recipe: Chocolate Chips.”
1) Drive to the store 2) Buy cookie dough 3) Drive home 4) Read instructions.
And I think maybe my subconcious is telling me something. With one major deadline over and another coming up, I think I am going to hug find the boy and make a mess in the kitchen because that’s why I cook. I cook because my dad pulled me into the kitchen and we made a mess. The food might not have tasted great (though my Dad is an excellent cook), but we had a lot of fun.
So if you’re reading this, feel free to stop. Head into the kitchen and make some memories of your own. I’ll be back tomorrow starting off my first Theme Week covering new and unique spices. Let’s spend today and tomorrow remembering that food is more than just sustenance for the body, it’s sustenance of the spirit, too.
One Reply to “Food and the Family”
I totally agree you here. Time in the kitchen with my kids always turns out better than I imagine. I’ll admit I hesitate when I consider the mess. Once I let that go, we have such a great time.
One morning, Max (7) and I were making pancakes. He was doing a great job flipping and moving them to the plate, then he flipped one half cooked pancake off the side and made a mess. He got mad at himself that he ruined it. It became a perfect opportunity to show him that in life we make mistakes, but we’re only to learn from them and move on.
I showed him to focus on all the pancakes he had flipped beautifully, focus on the good works in life. That is the way to grow.
He got it, and neither one of us will forget it.