IN MY KITCHEN / LIVING WELL

beauty in the every day

beauty in the every day

I always feel funny posting late on a Friday afternoon. Like everyone has left for the weekend and I’m still in the office. I had a wonderfully relaxing evening yesterday…Elizabeth was having a late nap, Dan had taken the girls to the hardware store and I was left, alone, in my kitchen to prepare supper. Last night was the first dinner meal I’ve prepared for my brother-in-law, while he has been here helping with the new house. And as I sat at the table and peeled apples for a quick batch of applesauce and mixed together the bright yellows of farm fresh eggs and lemon zest for a cake, I was reminded of how much I enjoy cooking for people, having people over to eat and talk and relax. It’s one of the things I’ve neglected while living here in the apartment and one of the things I enjoy. It’s one of the things I look forward to doing more of once we have a little more room around the table.

beauty in the every day

There’s something romantic about working in the kitchen. Following a creative process from raw materials–eggs, flour, sugar–to end product–a warm bowl of applesauce, a lemony cake. It’s part of the beauty in the every day.

I hope you find a little beauty in your every day this weekend.

See you on monday.

beauty in the every day

I always feel funny posting late on a Friday afternoon. Like everyone has left for the weekend and I’m still in the office. I had a wonderfully relaxing evening yesterday…Elizabeth was having a late nap, Dan had taken the girls to the hardware store and I was left, alone, in my kitchen to prepare supper. Last night was the first dinner meal I’ve prepared for my brother-in-law, while he has been here helping with the new house. And as I sat at the table and peeled apples for a quick batch of applesauce and mixed together the bright yellows of farm fresh eggs and lemon zest for a cake, I was reminded of how much I enjoy cooking for people, having people over to eat and talk and relax. It’s one of the things I’ve neglected while living here in the apartment and one of the things I enjoy. It’s one of the things I look forward to doing more of once we have a little more room around the table.

beauty in the every day

There’s something romantic about working in the kitchen. Following a creative process from raw materials–eggs, flour, sugar–to end product–a warm bowl of applesauce, a lemony cake. It’s part of the beauty in the every day.

I hope you find a little beauty in your every day this weekend.

See you on monday.

14 comments on “beauty in the every day”

  1. i guess i’m working late too – i love those days when you can find beauty, or even magic, in the ordinary. have a wonderful weekend friend.

  2. I feel the same way about posting on Friday afternoons. Beautiful post. What apples did you use for your applesauce? What method do you use to make the applesauce? I’ve made apple butter but never applesauce and at the rate my kids eat it – I should start.

  3. Yes! I feel exactly the same way about working–especially alone, but even accompanied–in the kitchen. It’s so satisfying to make something wonderful from ordinary ingredients. Kind of like magic.

  4. i feel the same way about posting on the weekend!hope you enjoy yours, molly. can’t wait to hear more about what is happening at your house!

  5. Your photos capture the very essence of “home cooking”! I can smell the wonderful aromas & imagine a very contented family!…A simple, beautifully written piece!…Heidi:)

  6. I think I am one of the only people even on the computer over the weekend! 🙂 Everything seems so quiet and it IS funny to post at certain times, you are right! But I so enjoy your blog, looking forward to reading more! 🙂 Keep on cooking, you make the yummiest looking food! Now I am hungry haha!

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