I've had so much on my to-do lists and on my mind that I'm afraid the blog is suffering a bit. Oh well - there are seasons...
Lately, I've been contemplating food - taking the time to enjoy it, making it interesting, and sharing it. I've fallen off the menu planning band wagon for the past few weeks and I miss it. But mostly I've just been thinking about what a gift food is and how I don't really want it to be a chore. It's a way I show love to my family, appreciate God's creation, and express my creativity.
The cooler weather is inspiring me to try new recipes, read more books (I'm currently in the middle of a very interesting food memoir), and experiment with different vegetables and fruits. It's been fun - if only the kitchen would clean itself! Actually, my amazing husband is awesome about helping with the dishes and he loves it when I try new recipes.
While we enjoy eating out occasionally, we've also been working to cut expenses and eating out is one of the ways we are doing that. It motivates me to spend a little extra time planning and making nice meals for my family and it encourages me to schedule date-nights-in with Andrew.
All that to say, I appreciate that food was given to us not only for our sustenance but for our enjoyment. What have you been making lately?