A Change in the Lineup

It’s the week of Thanksgiving. THE holiday that centers around food. No gifts, no candy, no bar-hopping shindigs, just friends, family and food.
This week I will make at least 12 pecan pies. I sold them to earn a bit of Christmas cash, and help my friends keep a bit of sanity during these crazy next few days. I’ve done “crazy pie math” (X oz = $.xx) and recreated a baking schedule over and over, but before all of that–tonight, I’m working with Chocolate.

It sounds crazy, but I assure you the reasoning behind it is pure and simple.
A dear friend has a birthday this week, so to ‘celebrate’ I’m making a batch of Chocolate Pots de Creme. Out of all the items I cook, it’s their favorite, and I rarely make them, so things just seemed to fit.

Ok -truth be told I’m a terrible gifter. When I’m buying birthday or Christmas gifts for family I always think of the most extravagant things first. Ones that most often are out of the realm of possibility . When it comes to friends? I’m even worse. I’m not a ‘gift person’ I have friends who find the most thoughtful and adorable trinkets. Some stash these items away for weeks or months. Many times I long to be more like that–but I’m not.
Cooking/Baking has become a fantastic way to celebrate milestones in friends’ lives.
I put my time and love into a handful of ingredients that molds together to make something my friends enjoy. These are people I love, ones I can’t imagine not having in my life. Ones who know what cooking means to me, and “get” that by cooking/baking I’m giving something I hold most dear.

I just let the taste do the talking about how I feel.


About Bec

I'm a gal who believes "Food is the Most Primitive form of Comfort" Have plenty of dishes to serve up, but one thing's for sure, I'm always
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One Response to A Change in the Lineup

  1. kelli says:

    I’m right there with you. I share food to show people that I care about them. And, most people have become like me- when I want something, I just get it. So there are few ‘great gifts’ that I need! But food? You can always go for something yummy!

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