On Friday night, I made two big pans of lasagna. My son said that comfort food was what they needed, and when he thought about comfort food, he thought of lasagna. I had been waiting for such an opportunity, but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. I didn’t expect it to be so... Continue Reading →
On pie and a pathway to healing
Tonight is the first time in a few years that Susan felt like doing a quintessentially autumnal ordinary meal photo, as she likes to say. Sometimes Susan and I think the ordinary things that used to seem fun and heartwarming will never hold any charm or interest again, with the losses we have undergone as... Continue Reading →
Food to take to sad families: ‘Love Soup’ and more
What’s your go-to recipe to take to a family when they have lost a loved one? We asked that question a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed your answers. Ann Low Reego said, “I take ‘Love Soup.’ My children named it that because everyone we loved got some eventually. It went to new babies,... Continue Reading →
When compassion calls, what’s your go-to casserole recipe?
The Rev. Amy Jo Cook, pastor at Loudon United Methodist Church, wrote the following on her Facebook page. I had to share with you: -Rev. Amy Jo Cook and her son Jackson- “How does bringing chickens help people being sad?” Excellent question from my little professor when bringing food (including two kinds of cooked chicken,... Continue Reading →