Friday, July 3, 2015

Food Memory

A good day...Jordan spent all day with us, we did errands, cleaned house, got haircuts.  But the nice thing about doing all of this with a seven year old...even going to Walmart was fun.

Getting ready for a small 4th of July celebration tomorrow, a couple of friends, a few family members...lots of food.

It is interesting, how food plays such a big part of celebrations, actually food figures into most events in our lives, even the sad ones.  Wedding cake, birthday cake and ice cream,  BBQ, soup...think of special and every day events and the foods that you connect to them.  Think of all  the memories of  food and its role in our lives.

I think that is why it is so important to prepare food with love.  Food is not only nourishment for the body, but the soul also..  We celebrate births, weddings with glorious food, but  we comfort ourselves with it as well.  Here in the South, the moment there is a death in the family, there is a knock on the door...someone has brought food.

One of the first books I can remember reading, was a cookbook.  I think I might have been in the second grade.  I read a recipe for buttercream frosting.  When my mom died, I made sure that I got that particular cookbook.  I still make that buttercream frosting.

Tonight I made a peach pie.  It was warm, juicy and sweet with a tender flaky crust...a dollop of whipped cream made it perfection.

Ya'll have a Happy Fourth of July tomorrow, eat something wonderful...create a great food memory.


  1. It's true, food plays an important in our family and social life. We get the same custom here too when someone dies. Someone brings food until there's no more place to store it. My favorite food to bring to a family or friend house when there is a death, is a big bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    Happy 4th of July and enjoy your celebration with family and friends.

  2. You are so right. Besides nourishing our bodies food brings comfort. Have a good time at your celebration.

  3. Drooling here at the mention of peach pie.
    In my old stomping grounds, people still bring food for the family.
    Happy 4th!