Tonight’s dinner: best bbq beer-can chicken, roasted potatoes with garlic, carrots, and scallions, and a homemade loaf of bread (yes, I made the bbq sauce as well). When you have a day off, you can get a little more creative.
I get a lot of joy out of cooking for people in general and my family in particular. I enjoy messing with the raw ingredients and taking things from the most elemental to the finished meal. A few cues from tonight: Cracked pepper, sea salt, and really good olive oil can change almost anything. It’s worth waiting the few extra minutes on indirect heat for bbq sauce to take take on that sweet sheen. Roasted garlic is just transcendent. And for fun and worthwhile it is, I can’t believe how infrequently I make bread (I had great a great 9-year-old helper).
There’s much more to be said on this in the future, but for me cooking becomes art and it’s done out of love. Isn’t feasting also a sign of the New Creation?