Thursday, August 21, 2008

Greetings and Salutations

(also known as the introductory post)

So, what is the Love You Can Eat blog about, anyway?

Food!

Home cooked (or not cooked) food whose highest calling is to communicate to its eaters that I love them. There are all sorts of other "callings" for food, but being edible love is the highest and best, in my opinion.

A background story:
One of my family's favorite foods as I grew up was Mama's buttermilk biscuits. The steam of a freshly opened biscuit... the flakey inside... the melted butter... and Mama's fingerprints on each and every biscuit.
I used to roll out my biscuit dough with a rolling pin. But a while back I started thinking more and more about Mama's fingerprints on biscuits, and I put my rolling pin away. Because I realized that every ridge and valley on the tops of the biscuits of my childhood said "I love you." And I realized that food is more than food. Food can be a whisper (or a shout) that communicates love. And I want to use my cooking to tell my husband and children (and whoever joins us at our table) that I love them.

Here begins my food blog -
Tangible, edible, scrumptous, embracing... love you can eat.

I hope you enjoy it, and find some recipes and ideas you can use to tell your family and friends that you love them.

7 comments:

Shawna said...

yummy! looking forward to it!

Tracy Crowe Jones said...

I can hardly wait.

P.S. I think I remember being at your house and having your mom make her biscuits. You all taught me so many important things on each visit I made to your house.

Kathy said...

yay! I look forward to reading your posts!

Wayne and Genene said...

Bring it on, daughter dear!!
Love you,
Mama

Eryn said...

yum! I LOVE FOOD!

Shawna said...

post something! I am starving! lol

MagenRanae said...

:) What a fun idea! I'm looking forward to reading what you have to share!