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Food Equals Love… and love equals Christmas !

December 25, 2014

Hello everyone, here are a few thoughts…

In my opinion, one of the best ways to express love in this world is to prepare and serve you’re food to those you love. It is a gift that is so-ooo completely personal.  Whether you provide your food preparation for one…   or one-hundred, the positive emotions of feeling loved that this gesture can awaken in most folks are endless…   cookies…   candy…   a heart warming soup…   lasagna…   latkes…   shoot…  even BBQ’d ribs can make it happen…

 

facebookpic1When anyone who loves to cook prepares a batch of whatever-moves-them-in-that-moment for others,  it can end up being a batch of warm love that can feed far more than originally planned… (think loaves and fishes) well at least for me anyway…  hopefully for you too…

It doesn’t take much more effort to cook for ten than it does for two… or for fifty rather than ten…  So I seem to always end up with more food than I need… (I come from an Irish/Italian family…  there’s always room for more folks at the table)  When you find yourself having too much food for your guests (or yourself), this is the best time to arrange portions for those you love, or maybe even those who need love that you may not even know,  into care packages…  Spread the love…

My wife is an excellent baker…  during this season, every year, she creates five or six different types of sweets…   enough for hundreds…   We prepare packages of her cookies and candies for many of our friends and acquaintances and deliver them either personally, or through our favorite public places or organizations we belong to, so all can enjoy them…  There are no rules as to who can or can’t partake…  We want everyone to be fulfilled…  Really it’s the love within the food that folks seem to most appreciate…   Ok, it tastes good too…

We prepare soups…  (it’s just the two of us), that can feed many…  so we offer samples to our friends…   It’s the love…

Over the last twenty years or so, I have, on occasion, and we have together, prepared meals for 75 – 150 from time to time…   Probably 30 times a year…    It’s the love…

Sometimes when I make a batch of whatever it is for this blog, I make enough for 30…  We might take the batch down to our neighborhood watering hole (wink-wink) and place it on the counter in the little food nook for anyone, and everyone, to try…  It’s the love…

In this season, and especially on this day, love and peace should prevail…  God Bless Us…  Everyone…      Think: Complete Love, compassion, and Understanding…  Toss politics aside…

Please take some time today to be calm…    Please think about how your curiosity for food preparation can go beyond just your learning (or eating)…  please try to become motivated to cook so you can share your love and compassion with others through food…

I can’t thank you enough for your interest in this humble food blog…   I wish to express to all of you a Very Merry Christmas on this day…  and hope that we can all come to a place of peace…

And if Christmas is not on your top ten list of beliefs…  Please simply accept this as an offer of peace from me in the best way I know..

Jesus

Sincerely,    Mark A. Musante…     Blogger for…

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Happy Heating!!  And Merry Christmas !!

 

 

One Comment
  1. Lynn permalink

    Besides being a great chef, you are also an excellent writer. I so enjoy reading your blogs. I also love it when I get to be the recipient of anything you make. Lynn

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