Monday, February 11, 2013
Food Sharing is Sharing the Love
This colorful mixture of old and new Pyrex is well traveled between my mom's house and mine. I live only two blocks from my parents, on the same street I grew up on. Since I moved away after going to college in-state and we started our family out west before moving back to my hometown in the Midwest, I appreciate the little circle my life has made. Part of what I'm grateful for is the help we get from having grandparents right down the street - often in the form of meals doubled and shared. Just this week my mom shared a hearty beef stew and a fish chowder. We sent chicken noodle and enchiladas their way. In this way, lunch breaks are covered, hungry tweens get the extra 2 helpings of dinner they apparently now require and uninspired trips to the supermarket are avoided. We talk of getting a deep freezer and sharing a CSA box but even if it never becomes more organized, food sharing has helped our family through these cold months. I encourage anyone with family or friends nearby to send some chili or brownies over to share. It feels good sending meals to make someone's life easier that week and your dish might come back to you with something tasty inside...and then you have to send it back with something else delicious for them...you get the idea!
Oh, and leftovers stored in cutesy vintage get eaten way more often, people. I'm positive that is a scientific fact.