Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sharing A Meal

I love to cook, I love to have friends has been a good day.  Our friends Kaye and Jamie came over and I cooked a St. Patrick's day meal for them.  Corned beef brisket, colcannon, Irish Soda Bread,
and  Nutty Irishmen brownies.  Jamie is an incredible cook, so I am a little intimidated when I cook for him......but tonight, he had second helpings so I knew the food was good.

One of my most favorite movie scenes takes place in Stealing Beauty, it's the Italian countryside,
and all these friends and family members are gathered around a table eating, there is a similar scene in
Chocolat, all these friends and family members sharing a meal.  That is a great joy for me, to cook a wonderful meal and have those I love enjoy it.

I know about all the religious symbols concerning the "last supper", but for me that image of those you love gathered around you, sharing your last meal with you......what more could you ask for?
Sharing a meal......with a lover, it can be quite intimate and enticing.....with friends and family,
bonding, loving, joyous......with strangers, breaking the bread can truly break the ice.

So we had a great meal, listened to some Irish music, and then the four of us sat down and co-wrote,
well started a song.  Whether you're Irish or not, I hope you have had a wonderful St.Patrick's day.....mine has been great!

May all your rainbows end with gold, may all your tears be tears of joy!


  1. Glad you had a fab St Patrick's celebration!

    Take care

  2. I love meals with family. It is great to eat and socialize. Glad you had a good St.Patrick's Day. My sis and I went to visit our mom for the day. We picked up A&W burgers! They were good.

  3. Happy St. Patty Day to you..a bit late from me! Being Greek I grew up with the hostess with the one ever left my Mother's table hungry and no one was ever not invited to stay for meal. I love to cook too and celebrating with food and friends is so special. I love the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" where she says she wants someone to cook for and the scene where they are all sitting at the big table laughing and eating is a fav. I'm glad you had a good time feeding friends and I always judge how good my meal was by how many second helpings were served up!