So it’s that time of year. You know, THAT time? It’s the month of the year when all the attention and all the focus is on FOOD!
Today, we are giving thanks for Food, specifically all the vegetable, fruits, meats, grains, and dairy products we eat every day, every month.
Now, I’m more of a eat to live kind of a person. I like certain meals better than others. I’m kind of picky about spices and sauces. I like many fruits, but am more particular about vegetables. You could say I’m a picky eater, but at least in my house, I’m not the pickiest eater!
The problem is that I’m no five star chef in the kitchen. I’m Italian, which usually means that expectations of my prowess in the kitchen are high. While I CAN make a delicious pasta and homemade sauce, I am nowhere near predisposed to culinary greatness. The truth of the matter is…not only can my cooking be hit or miss, I really don’t like it. (Sorry, Grandma Regina-I hope you still love me!) I would much rather have someone else cook. In fact, if I could have someone look in my pantry and make five dinners for five days of the week every week, I would, in fact, be deliriously happy (And, it would give me time sit down and read from my TBR pile!). I also need a full-time baker because, even more honestly, I stink at that!
But, today, it’s not about my skills-Thank You Baby Jesus!
Today, I’m thankful for food because it’s a blessing from our Heavenly Father; a provision He gives us to sustain us. I’m thankful that we have food to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’m thankful we have food to enhance our holidays and celebrations. I’m thankful for meals that are rich in texture and taste.
I’m thankful for the farmers who grow it, the truckers who carry it, and the stores that sell it.
I’m thankful we can saute it, steam it, bake it, broil it, grill it, and microwave it. I’m thankful it’s sweet and salty, tender and tough, hot and cold.
I’m thankful we can eat healthy (or not)! Hello, Blue Bell Ice Cream-We are so glad you are back!
I’m thankful we can share it at a table with friends and family, giving thanks in prayer for the fellowship and the bounty prepared at each meal.
I’m thankful I am able to go to a grocery store and pick out favorites for all my family members because we live in a land of plenty.
Yes, today, I’m thankful for Food.