The blog has a lot of foodies that check out the gourmet food posts and who send me recipe suggestions, tips, etc. I wish I had time to get the recipes up for the homemade Alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and lasagne, which are among the best I have ever had. The first and last were acquired through my brother-in-law’s parents, who are honest-to-God Italian with family in the old country. They are heaven. The marinara sauce took Aaron and my mom years of experimentation and toying around with different proportions and bases to find. Tonight, my friends, is culinary perfection.
I do not understand why people don’t know how to cook, anymore. It takes very little time, relatively, maybe a few hours per week, to arrange your life in a way to eat food that is fresh, tastes far better than anything you can buy in the frozen food aisle or at a restaurant, and it is far healthier with no preservatives or chemicals. Yes, it is more expensive. It’s worth it, though. This is one of the traditions that was passed down through the family that I thank God is still valued, taught, and treasured. I remember my own great grandmother cooking breakfast, dinners, and peanut butter brittle for me as a four or five year old boy. As the kitchen is filled with people, each overseeing their part or working in tandem to bring components together, I see the kids running around the house and realize that I am now part of the older generations who are doing the same thing for them. It’s a cool feeling; circle of life and all of that.
I have barely eaten today so I can enjoy the bounty that is about to be served. Fresh bread toasted with cheese and olive oil … there are so many things I should photograph and upload but I want to eat. This is the best I can do for now. I’m grabbing a plate.