If you are a really busy person struggling to balance your career, family, social and personal life, it does not always follow that you have to skimp down on proper nutrition from the continuously fast meals that you have been getting. You cannot forego proper nutrition especially if you are raising kids who in turn, also need all the vitamins and minerals they can get. You certainly cannot entrust their nutrition to the likes of pizzas, donuts and junk foods. Don’t get me wrong, we are not necessarily looking at fancy recipes here, but at least a decent home cooked meal from time to time with proper ingredients like pork, beef, chicken, vegetables, fruits and the like.
There is no question that in this fast paced world we live in, time is of utmost importance if at all critical. Most of us feel as if there are so many things to do and not enough time to do it. No wonder the quality of home cooked meals are dwindling down and prices of restaurant food is going up. Eating out for fast meals has become more practical to save time. Old recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation are being tucked away deeper and deeper into storage boxes. Home cooked meals have somehow lost its meaning in the household since everyone is too busy scuttling away with their respective concerns.
Fast meals have indeed become an integral part in our way of life. But wouldn’t it be nice to take some time off every now and then and make use of tucked away recipes which we have kept in the attic for god knows how long? This is the time for us to rekindle with the joy of cooking our very own food the way Bree Van de Kamp does on Desperate Housewives.
Food is more than just food. It is not just a character in a play entitled “eating”. Food is a useful instrument in strengthening or reconnecting with family and friends. What better way to make it more meaningful than preparing it yourself? Somehow, when we cook the meals ourselves, or when our others cook for us, we give it a higher degree of significance and depth as opposed to just ordering in a restaurant. The interaction becomes more meaningful and intimate doesn’t it?