People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.
Welcome to the Orlando Cafe! Chef Danny (aka, my hubby) is whipping up another savory, unique, and always-to-die-for meal in our humble kitchen. Yes, I took this photo of him in a chef's jacket, but Danny put the collage together. Doesn't it look like a promo for the next Food Network star?
Truth be told, although Danny and I watch many cooking shows, he has absolutely no desire to be on one. Creating healthy, tasty recipes for our family is enough for him. Cooking is something Danny has always enjoyed. He finds it to be a relaxing activity and a great way to express his creativity.
And, I am a most fortunate wife! I've never really been enamored with cooking. I've always viewed it as a means to an end. Full bellies, happy folks! I'll take the job of chief bottle washer (and pots and pans and knives and stove top . . .) anytime!
Does that mean I never cook? Hardly. But, what I like best to do are meals in the crock pot. Pile it in and let 'er rip! Thankfully, I've found several amazing recipes which Danny enjoys, and I always feel good when I can give him a break, especially when he's had a hectic work week.
Not long ago, Danny and I are watching Savoring Our Faith, a cooking show hosted by Catholic priest, Father Leo Patalinghug. We love how Fr. Leo mixes scriptural lessons with his wonderful recipes! In this episode, he is cooking a meal for a married couple. Something Fr. Leo says to them hits home with a wallop - marriage partners should, whenever possible, prepare meals together!
And, suddenly, the thought of cooking, because I could do so with Danny, sounds so appealing. Why hadn't we ever thought of doing this before? It's a terrific idea that should, to paraphrase the title of Fr. Leo's recent book, spice up married life!
So, things will be different at the Orlando Cafe from here on out. I'm looking forward to my kitchen apprenticeship under Danny. And, maybe, just maybe, some of his culinary creativity will rub off on me.
Do you enjoy cooking? Do you have a special recipe you'd like to share? Please feel free to do so in the comments section.
Will you join me in prayer?
We thank You, Father, for delicious meals which nourish and sustain our bodies. As we savor these, may we also savor our faith and find food for our souls in Your Word. May every meal remind us of that heavenly feast which awaits us all one day. Amen.