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.
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