Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Food for the Soul


A misleading post, I am sure. As much as I would like to literally drench your soul in a warm spiritual holiday feast, today I am writing about the actual pick it up with a fork and put it in your mouth kind of food. And yet, I would also like to pose the thought that perhaps certain foods can warm the tummy and nourish the soul at the same time. Case and point:

I've been planning our grocery list for Christmas week. We're blessed to have family who will be staying with us for a few days and are excited about that. But there is also the realization that I am a host for the holidays, and with that means I must supply the food. The Aunts are taking care of Christmas Eve dinner and it will be a joint-effort on Christmas day, but there are the in-between meals and treats and non-holiday foods that I need to come up with.

While making a grocery list, and checking it twice (oh come on, I had to!), my mind has wandered to meals that I remember. Food that brought thankful tears to my eyes as the perfect gift when times were hard, memories of laughter and many holiday gatherings, and friends who's recipes I just had to have. Food that was cooked in celebration, or simply made for the most ordinary of reasons (we have to eat, right?). Food that makes me remember the moment when I took a bite of something that tasted so good. Food that makes me remember who made it, where I was and who I was with. Food that makes me smile because of the memories brought along with it.

And so for fun, how about a new kind of blogger-tag? Post a memory of you and me with food, and I will do the same for you. Suspicion has it that although the memory of our feast together will be mind boggling scrumptious, the memory of us will be the icing on the cake!

7 comments:

wilkinson_fam said...

You and I, SVC co-eds. I think you were dating Eric at the time? I don't know. Could be wrong.

Anyhoo, you made this big mixing bowl of the most divine guacamole, a rare luxury as a student in Main Hall, and were walking around campus sharing the wealth. If I were a selfish person - which you know I am at times - I would have confiscated the entire bowl and downed it myself (and washed it down with a Dr. Pepper). It was SO good. Still want that recipe, BTW. Still want that recipe.

Laura said...

Your 2007 Halloween par-tay. Or, sipping tea with our fancy food for Rachel's Halloweeen birthday party last year.

Four makes more... said...

Noshing...need I say more. Your panini's were the best!

Tara said...

Your hot chocolate was amazing!!! Just barely sweet enough, and plenty rich! I'm still craving it!

Jana Heller said...

the best food memory i have of you is the cream cheese you made for cortney's shower. leave it to you to prepare homemade cream cheese that was most delicious!

Bethanne said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for your fan-tab-u-lous blog!

JoCo said...

blondies and chocolate chip cookies....oh yeah, and those yummy apple oatmeal brown sugary things- DELICIOUS! :)

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