“Made with love.” I think most of us have heard this expression throughout the years and it warms our hearts when the person serving us a meal or a treat says it! Who doesn’t want to be served food made with love? It tastes different, really!
What does it mean to make food with love?
- You purchase good quality ingredients & from loving, local farmers when possible
- You take your time in preparing and cooking the food
- You think about who you’re cooking for and pray for them and that the food you’re preparing will nourish and bring them joy!
I remember that was one of the first things I learned at culinary school…cooking with love. I would like to beleive that for many years before attending cooking school that I was already cooking with love. But, once I learned this lesson officially it now enters my mind nearly every time I get in the kitchen to prepare and cook food for me and anyone who eats my food. Let’s just say I’m trying to cover up my food in sweetness and light!
What brought all this to mind? Christmas. I was just thinking about how hard the holidays can be for some folks because their family’s are a bit fractured and when they do come together on Christmas it can be a little stressful to say the least. Not for everyone but for many. And, I was spending some time in the Word the other day and the following scripture popped up on my radar screen and got me to thinking about why it’s so important to eat food made with love and to share a meal with those you love! That it’s not about how fancy the food is but rather make it simple and serve it with love.
1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. (NIV) Proverbs 17:1
So here’s a New Year’s resolution that doesn’t involve losing weight…just keep it real, honey, love everyone and love on the food you’re cooking.
Have a glroious Christmas all you sweet people!