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CULINARY MUSING 014: April 14, 2006 [listen]

Cooking for Home

Is where the heart is the prologue to preparing a meal?

What someone has done during the day inspires what is done by that same one during the preparation of foodstuffs, which may be reflected in the mood upon and of the meal--from taste to presentation.

There are extraordinary stories about the sentimental things someone does to the repast in the kitchen before sitting down to eat and sharing the meal with their companion(s) in the dining room to reminisce the musings that currently invented the day. Such ruminations underlie comfort food anticipation or poisonous first-bite anxiety.

However, the ordinary home-cooked meal, prepared for dinner, is the essence of distractions based upon the complications of one's day--simplified-made, consumable.

For why does one take pause before a meal, but to be reminded of home, and to give thanks for making and consuming a living?

Poem [listen] Foodstuff

Cooking at Home

Cooking brings alive
What is known
From the day.

Intensive may be the labor--
Not so much wasteful,
But absorptive in time--
Relationships well done,
Convivial entertainment.

Intensive may be the capital--
Not so much costly,
But manageable in time--
Relationships just done,
Leisurely marketed.

Intensive may be the return--
Not so much vested,
But attentive in time--
Relationships rarely done,
Risk averted.

At home is where
The heart rests,
Remaining the day.

Ground Turkey Goulash

Ground Turkey
Thyme (freshly dried)
Tomato Paste
Cooking Red Wine
Sharp Provalove Cheese
Frozen Peas
Bowtie Pasta

Ed's Tasty Catfish

Catfish pieces
Tomato sauce
Cayenne, salt/pepper mixture seasoning
Capers w/juice
Crushed Red Pepper
Balsamic Vinegar
Garlic Clove (crushed)

Jasmine Rice

Ed's Pork Chops

Pork Chop
Bread Crumbs (plain)
Pine Nuts (crushed)
Thyme (fresh-dried)
Green Apple (wedge-sauté)
Olive Oil

Egg Noodles
Parsley (fresh-dried)
Olive Oil
Cooking Wine (white)

Carrots (chunk)
Garlic (crush)
Olive Oil

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