Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Food is love?

Let me preface this post by saying that I come from a large Italian family, so the following may not be true for everyone.

Very shortly after my father died food began arriving at our home. First, 2 dozen bagles, a box of paistries and a bunch of cream cheese. Shortly after, an enormouse sub type sandwich with potato salad. I had just managed to jam it all in the fridge when my cousin arrived with an entire ham dinner, complete with three side dishes, a pecan pie and a loaf of rye bread.

I won't even go into the food left over after the post memorial service luncheon.

All this food presents a whole new opportunity for guilt. As you may have heard, wasting food is a sin. Oddly, providing 2 average sized women and a 4 year old kid with more perishable food than they can possibly manage to consume in a month is not only NOT a sin, but a blessing. Someone should rethink that. I'm just saying.


  1. Ahh its not just an Italian thing,it is a southern thing as well. Fried Chicken by the bucket, biscuits, casseroles that freeze beautifully, gravy, mashed potatoes, cakes and pies. You name it we make it with love, grease and lard and bring it to your house..

  2. I was fortunate to have people from our church provide such wonderful food for my MIL and kids while I was staying with my husband in ICU.

    It's amazing how much comfort that love can bring.

  3. People don't know what else to do in these situations...sorry it is stressful for you!