This past weekend, I enjoyed sitting at my mother-in-law's kitchen table. It is a simple pleasure I get when I visit her small town. It gives me a "small town feel" and so much comfort. While my sister-in-law Jan hopped around from counter to counter, I watched her in awe. She always takes great pride in preparing delicious meals on holidays and all year through. She is a great cook and a "domesticated diva"- really. If she were to live closer, I think my husband would be at her place all the time tasting her pies, jams, baked goods and spaghettti sauce. I am certain of this.
Family time has been lost in many households across the world. I think the kitchen table is what keeps family's together. It is where stories are told, laughter is shared, comfort is given and nourishment is received.