Tastes Better Together
Have you ever noticed that food sometimes tastes better when it is shared with people you care about?
The phrase breaking bread is an idea I have known since I was little.
For me it means sharing a meal with loved ones, or people you want to get to know better.
Spending time with “family”, your blood or who you choose, can be an interesting experiment in how food tastes.
Today I was over at my brothers watching my mother, brother, and sister-in-law make jam.
After the jam making show, we all sat down for some chicken noodle soup.
Right Meal, Right Time
Chicken noodle soup was the perfect meal for a sunny Sunday afternoon of football and home cooking.
It tasted amazing. Everything in the soup added to the flavor.
Nothing was overcooked, or bland.
There was enough spice, and a little butter.
It reminded me of eating roasted chicken with carrots, and celery.
Instead of potatoes, we had saltine crackers.
The meal was mostly quiet. We had socialized through football watching and jam making.
Quiet can be comfortable when each of us is focused on the task at hand.
In this case, the task was eating a yummie meal.
When we spoke, it was mostly about how good the soup tasted.
We talked about making the soup. How it’s not really possible to make it exactly the same twice.
Today’s soup was the today soup, never to be duplicated again. In all it’s familiarity, it was a very a special soup.
Eating this soup on our own would not have been the same.
No notes compared, nor any contentedness shared.
I would not have been able to hear about how the carrots were grown in the backyard. Not about how, because of the frost, they were extra sweet.
Do you find that sharing a meal with those you call family highlights the food you are eating? If so, in what way?
Have a great start to your week of training. Cheers!!