Ever have one of those days when things just seem so clear? Take today, for instance. I truly believe that God gives everyone a gift. Some people are natural musicians, or artists. Some folks can write really good prose; other people are just really good at robbing banks. Me, I like to cook and bake. I think I’m pretty decent at it. Not in a professional chef kind of way. I said I was a good cook – I never said I was all that innovative, culinarily speaking. I like to think that I cook in a way that makes people happy when they eat.
So, I was thinking about cooking today, and realized that if I can do something well, I should put it to best use. I issued myself an edict: Cook to love people. I love my peeps: my family, my friends, the ladies I work with (girls rule), and it makes me feel really good to feed them, so that’s pretty much my mission in life. I’m gonna cook for the people I love, and I’m gonna do it a lot. If you know me, you’re gonna be fed, and know that in everything I make for you, there’s love behind it. It may not be the best thing for your waistline, but it’ll be the best thing for your soul.
I have a soul too, though. No point in making mama unhappy. So, tonight I made some really great chicken tortilla soup. Full of good stuff like onions, fresh tomato, cilantro, and spices. I didn’t want the soup to get lonely, so I made some truly yummy corn muffins. There was some butter involved. My bowl looked lovely with the soup. Still, it was missing something. So, with joy in my heart, I added sour cream.
And extra sharp white cheddar.
I guess I really do love myself.