It’s no secret, I love to cook. I love to read about cooking, I love to watch cooking shows, I love to get in the kitchen with my friends and family and cook up a feast.
I also really appreciate it when other people are willing to cook for me. Sometimes I am just too tired to stand over the stove and those are the nights cold cereal is on the menu for dinner. So when someone offers to make me something to eat it is a really great break. And it doesn’t really matter how fancy of a meal it is, it could be a grilled cheese sandwich on Wonder Bread but it will taste like heaven to me because someone else took the time to make it.
I have some very talented friends and family members, too. Here are some of my all time favorite meals/treats they make:
Biscotti & Coconut Macaroons by Amy
Janna’s Pumpkin Cookies
Laura (Cathy’s) Apple Pie
Eddie’s Collard Greens
Dad’s Chile Verde
Aunt Paula’s Chicken & Biscuits
Grandma Shirley’s Mac and Cheese
Grandma Carmen’s Fideo
…and so many more!
It doesn’t even have to be a homemade dish. I had surgery a few years back and while I was home recovering Bree called to see if I needed anything. I can’t explain why but all I wanted was mashed potatoes and gravy from Kentucky Fried Chicken! And guess what, she brought it and it made my day.
It’s such a simple thing, feeding someone, but it is an act of generosity that never fails to put a smile on my face. And when someone does it for me, it reminds me to be generous with my cooking as well.