Three weeks ago I offered to bring one dinner meal a week to my daughter’s family–which includes my granddaughter and her new little trio as well as assorted teens and others who often drop by on the spur of the moment. It has been a lot of fun. I drive up to their house and pop out announcing, “Grammy’s meal on wheels has arrived.”
Everyone is starving after a full day at work or school. I’m always a bit nervous about my choice, hoping it will be just right. So far I’m 3 for 3, receiving rave reviews about my chicken and penne pasta, my yum yum lasagne, and my chicken tenders and mac-broc-mushroom-and cheese casserole.
But on the way home last week I suddenly wondered if I could actually come up with a year’s worth of great dinners. That means 52 fabulous meals! Quickly I turned to the Internet and to my friends on Facebook and now to you, dear readers, asking for leads. I’ve had a great response so far. People have shared their favorites and have pointed me to wonderful websites that display fast, healthy, and delicious recipes–so I’m good for a few months, at least.
Though I set out to bless my family, the blessing of sharing a home-cooked meal has come full circle.
• I’m grateful that I have a family to cook for.
• I’m thankful I can cook and enjoy doing so.
• I’m appreciative of the many hard-working laborers who plant and harvest and bring to the market the food we all need.
And most of all, I praise God, who sent us Jesus, the ‘bread of life.’
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”