I’ve been cooking today in preparation for Easter. There’s something magical about cooking for people you care about. It’s truly a gift of love.
When you prepare food for people, you’re taking care of one of their basic needs – sustenance. We can’t survive without food, although we don’t necessarily need food like this pecan pie I baked today.
However, I contend these special dishes, that indicate a time set aside for remembrance, speak to people’s hearts in different ways. I don’t think it’s just that it’s a sweet treat, or a rarity to have these things, it goes deeper. We are connected through the generations by sharing traditional food together.
Preparing such things, making them available, is a precious gift we give to those we love. Of course, as with many gifts, sometimes the givers are the true benefactors.