Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Spaghetti for one
I've discovered something. Maybe some of you know that cooking hasn't ever been my favorite thing. Oh, in the past 19 years I've become fairly decent at it. I just don't love it. But in my quest to try and make family time an essential part of our day, I've realized that there is a difference between "cooking" and "making dinner." Making dinner revolves around family time, not just frying chicken or mashing potatoes. And therefore, somehow I'm finding I actually enjoy it all when it's wrapped up in the thought of serving my family rather than seeing it as nothing more than just a chore to be done. And so it's the cooking, yes, but more than that, it's also the prep work leading up to the meal...the menu building and grocery shopping and even down to setting the table. All of it so when we sit down together, all six of us at the dinner table I feel like we're being fed more than just physically...the togetherness being just as important as the actual meal. Kind of interesting how a different perspective can change so much, yes?