After attending the Circle of Love service this morning, I was guided by my deceased husband to buy myself a bouquet of flowers for my bedroom to show his love for me. I bought a pink, purple, and green bouquet of mixed flowers. While at the grocery store, I got to thinking about the quart-plus of milk I have in the refrigerator that needed to be used. I use milk in two ways – gravy or pudding. So I decided to make gravy which prompted me to buy chicken to fry so I would have a good flavor for the gravy. Then I needed potatoes to put the gravy on, so bought five potatoes.
I love dinner at home as I like the food I prepare and I like to eat with Reggie. I peeled and cut up the potatoes and put them on to steam. Then cleaned the chicken, froze half of it, and got the other half ready to fry. I like to roll chicken in flour, crushed crackers, salt and pepper, which I then use for the gravy. I put the chicken on to fry, got peas and carrots out to warm up so I would have vegetables. This is a comfort meal for me as I love Fried Chicken, Steamed Potatoes which I fork mash , Gravy, and Peas and Carrots (or usually corn), but do not prepare it often. It took me an hour and a half to get this meal ready. When I sat down I gave thanks for the wonderful abundance, asked that all in the chain who helped provide it be blessed and thanked, and that we, in turn, bless all. Then I savored this delicious meal that tasted so good to me.
Reggie came to the kitchen several times to see if lunch was ready yet. He is used to me taking much less time to prepare our food. I fix him a little saucer of meat and sometimes carrots, and he looks forward to sharing the meal with me. He was so happy when I finally sat his plate down – it was gone in a minute with every particle and flavor licked up. Then he went to sit in the sun where he can see outside, full of food and love.
By the time I finished the dishes, I was worn out, so decided to rest. I read and rest with my feet up to relax – sometimes with my eyes closed. As I was resting, the memory came to me of all the meals Mother fixed with the help of my sisters and I. She was a gourmet cook who created wonderful meals, special salads, desserts, fresh breads, and so forth. A lifetime of love put into creating good food, then cleaning up afterwards, and relaxing. It is rather like spiritual work – I put effort into growing and learning, clearing old patterns and habits, then relaxing while it integrates into my Beingness. So many blessings every moment for me to be aware of and grateful for – a spiritual dinner at home. Nancy and Reggie♥