How Much is Enough?? Food!

We’ve been doing SO well these last six months decluttering and simplifying.  Most things. As we begin our process of moving to the farm, the commitment we’ve shown to our mission has really paid off. Why did we hang on to things so long?  There’s no answer worth wasting the time to figure out. We’re taking care of it.

Which brings us to today’s theme. How much FOOD does one person really need to know how to prepare.  I have…wait for it…more than 700 recipes saved on Pinterest.


700. And then there are the ones I’ve saved on Facebook. And the ones in the many cookbooks on our shelves. And the recipe box.

Hank and I DO enjoy a good meal. We determine whether or not we’ve had a good time on vacation in terms of how well we eat.  We appreciate new interpretations (sometimes) of old favorites; however, as a true Daughter of the South, when I think of comfort, I think of meals eaten at kitchen tables…kitchen tables at my childhood home, at Miss Peggy’s house, at my Aunt Zoie’s. I think of church homecomings, family reunions, family gatherings on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Mother’s Day…ice cream socials, peanut boils, shrimp boils, oyster roasts and the southern fish fry. Nobody needed Whole Foods. All the groceries came from Red and White or Piggly Wiggly.  Or Mr. Chick’s where you called in your list and he had it ready when you got there. Mr. Chick was ahead of his time.

I can’t answer the question of how many recipes are right for you. I, on the other hand, am going back to the basics. No more following Facebook recipe pages. No more new cookbooks. Back to the basics…those yummy ones from my childhood home, Miss Peggy’s, Aunt Zoie’s, church homecomings, family reunions, ice cream socials, and so forth and so on.  I’ll keep you posted.

What say you?

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