One way we get to learn about one another is through food. Some people have a passion for food. Are you someone who loves to eat? Are you someone who loves to cook? My answer is yes to both questions.
Beyond cooking and eating, food is an important part of the way we live. Foods can help heal us when we are sick, and making good food choices help keep us healthy.
Learning how people eat around the world helps us to learn more about different cultures. Maybe there are foods that your grandparents eat that is different from what you eat. Being curious and open to trying different flavors, textures and spices help expand our thinking. We don't have to like it, but it gives us new experiences. Is there a food you tried that you liked?
Since we've been asked to stay at home during Covid 19, we've had to make adjustments when it comes time to food. In what ways have you had to make adjustments?
Some of us are not buying food as much, and we are cooking more at home. It's given us an opportunity to appreciate the flavor of food and where food comes from. Have you been helping cooking? Have you tried new foods that you've learned to like? Do you like to bake?
Maybe you've started planting a garden? That's a great way to learn about how food grows. Planting seeds is a slow process. Taking the time to watch tiny seeds grow into flavorful foods is one of the joys of life. You don't have to have a big yard to grow something. You can grow plants in a pot and keep them near a window. Herbs are easy to grow and you can add them to many dishes.
Activity: Cooking for someone is a way to help out. Have you ever cooked a meal? Asking how you can help in the kitchen is a good place to start. Or maybe you have a favorite food that you would like to learn how to cook. Part of working in the kitchen is also cleaning up. It's best if you can clean as you go along. Before you cook, you'll want to make sure you have all the ingredients. If you don't have one of the ingredients, you can improvise. That means substitute with something else. Some people use cookbooks, and other people like to make up their own recipes. What will you cook?
Gratitude: I'm grateful for those who are working to provide food for us. What are you thankful for?