As I sit here with my new DC roommates ordering our first batch of groceries online — what a concept, by the way — I can’t help but reflect back on one of my favorite family memories from this summer. I cooked dinner for my family of four. And, yes, it was actually rather successful.
I started by planning out my meal from by using various food blogs and then I made my first lone trip to the farmer’s market! My now-favorite farmer helped me pick the right ears of corn, tomatoes and cucumbers for this lovely summer salad, which actually turned into more of a brightly colored salsa. He also helped me pick up soft, fuzzy peaches for this amazing peach crostada. In addition to the cool salsa-salad and the warm, luscious dessert, I served my family fish. Baked tilapia to be exact.
And boy, did we enjoy it. Now off to new cooking adventures for my lovely room of six!
Whether in the form of an, ahem, absence from blogging, a quiet beach vacation or a night spent laying in a truck bed waiting for a meteor shower, silence is something to savor. Well, maybe the first of these three should occur less often.
Anyway, as I prepare for a time of my life that will be anything but quiet I have decided to enjoy my last low-key days at home. I have noticed during these past few turbulent months that comfort, for me, arises out of solitude. Mornings spent in the Word, twenty minutes attempting yoga poses led by the always-entertaining Chaz and one day focused entirely on cooking dinner are a few of the many highlights —or should I say lowlights — of my summer. I am reminded by the silence that the world will continue without me, and that I am microscopically small in comparison with the One that holds this gloriously created world together. Yet He still has something in mind for me to do.