Friday, June 10, 2011

Steak Dinner

We've made a conscience effort to not waste food at our house. We do not stock pile items in our pantry and freezer for "just in case." There's a lot of truth to the mantra "waste not, want not." and as we recognize that many of our fellow human beings around the world are struggling to eat even one "meal" a day, we can't bear shoveling unused produce and left-overs we just didn't get to in the garbage.  (If you are interested in incorporating this same idea in your home, we've found that just about anything goes in a salad, frittata, quiche, or panini. Voila - delish leftovers.)

Yesterday was D-Day: Desperation Day.  Day we are scrounging to Tim Gunn it and "make it work." Our fridge collaborated with our pantry: organic peanut butter, yogurt, apples, and about a half cup of granola with raisins and dates.  Edie and Si gobbled it down like I'd served steak for "bites" discussions, no food chucked across the room.  Simply enjoyed.

Once again, as Jon and I intentionalize life-long vision we want for our kids - like being mindful of others and being filled with gratitude for the many ways we are blessed - they are teaching me.  Reminding me to devour the simple things.  And I love that.

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring—these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

John Burroughs

Hope you seek out the stars, wildflowers, bird's nests, apples with yogurt in your lives this weekend...and devour.

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