In the kitchen.

I love life around the dinner table. I didn’t used to but what kid likes sitting around the table with the old people telling stories. As an adult I love sitting around the table with family and friends telling stories and sharing lifeWe recently bought our very own farmhouse table [insert an awkward happy dance]. So naturally, with a beautiful table, we try to sit around the table for meals. That’s not to say we don’t have a meal in front of the TV while we binge watch Parenthood but life around our table is important. I look forward to having babies at our dinner table and watching them grow into adults who sit with their families around the table. It’s a pretty dream!

A life around the dinner table usually means time in the kitchen. I’m obsessed with creating meals from scratch and by creating I mean scouring the internet for a recipe to follow but none the less I am re-creating it. Creating a meal from scratch challenges me and helps me decompress from the day. As I moved into the new year I decided I wanted to challenge myself to create more and my starting place, the kitchen. I thought what better place to share my challenges and some of my favorite recipes than here. I think the kitchen has a lot to teach me a lot about life, food and how I nourish myself. It’s my goal to post more often and share more about the little lessons I’m learning from the kitchen.

Kitchen Table

Our new farmhouse table.

The very first recipe I wanted to share is from one of the many blogs I follow, A Couple Cooks. This pizza dough is simple and requires very little time. It has quickly become a weekly staple in our house. We top it with homemade pizza sauce, cheese and sausage. I added freshly grated Parmesan to the crust for a little extra crunch. Delicious!

I hope you enjoy this new series. Can I call it a series? Sure I can do whatever I want. It’s my blog. I hope you are inspired to create your own life around the table.

If you’re looking for inspiration check out these books:
Bread and Wine by Shanua Niequist
Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach

One thought on “In the kitchen.

  1. Having special family time around the table is so important. Especially when you’re a young couple with a young family; because before you know it the kids are all running in different directions, grabbing food as they fly out the door. Stick to your traditions as long as possible because life is too short to waste even one meal “around the table”. Love you Sunshine! Momma🐼❤️🍇


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