I spend a lot of the my time in our kitchen.
After all this is the area where a major part of our lives is directed at.
We all tend to want at least three meals a day, plus often there is a snack involved at least once a day, not to mention the various drinks etc that also tend to come out of the kitchen environment.
Food prepared with love and care that is presented in a way that says you are special has many more health benefits than plonking the food on the table, or sometimes not even that.
Studies show time and again that proper digestion is achieved not only with healthy food but a pleasant environment and time to actually eat without rushing and allow food to pass through the system at it's correct rate.
Not only does it save you money but it allows personal satisfaction in being able to provide a dish that not only gives the person preparing it joy but also the recipients who are eating it also with a sense of worth.
Naturally when preparing food from scratch you can tailor make that food to the personal preferences and desires of the family or guests.
I also love the idea of providing from our own backyard the food we give to those who eat at our table. There can be nothing better than the satisfaction of providing a gift of love in a beautifully prepared meal from the time of planting or growing to the now ready to eat phase.
It is such a blessing to know that a family member requests a meal that is one that you have made as just a normal meal, nothing special in your eyes, but to the other person it is so more than that - it is special. It is a treat to have again , it is comfort food!
Over the years it has amazed me what each of the members in my family consider comfort food.
Wouldn't you agree?
That is a gift to be treasured every day.
Blessings to you and your homes,