Our family is lucky to be part of a special community that went into action the moment my Grandmother got ill. Meals were coordinated, and every day for well over a week, many caring friends were over at my parents’ home at all hours. Since that time, we’ve been pretty silent on this blog (it’s hard to start back up), but we want to try and get back into the swing of things. SO, without further ado, we present:
COMFORT FOOD WEEK, in which we will share some of the delicious recipes our friends brought over during our down moments.
The week of Shiva (the traditional Jewish week of mourning) is a difficult period. But the idea is to try and comfort mourners in 2 very important ways:
– Be there
– Provide for physical needs
My Mom didn’t have much of an appetite. You could see the prepared meals as an effort by the community to help her regain it. And while maybe the food itself couldn’t console, the love and caring with which it was prepared very much did. In times of sorrow, when words fail in their ability to express how much we care, we prepare food to help comfort .
Tomorrow, the first recipe we share will be TURKEY MEATBALLS in TOMATO SAUCE, by our dear friend and cooking role model, Irene Saiger (AKA Bamitbach).
Alex: I send my sympathies to you and your mom. I know this will take some time the idea of you both to return to something resembling “regularly scheduled programming”, but I bet I speak for many among us when I say that we are looking forward to the moment when that begins to happens. Wishing you both comfort and joy in the memory of all that your grandmother/mother brings to you.
Thank you so much, Mark. Your support keeps us going!
Thank you Alex, what a nice thing to say. Great idea to share recipes, I look forward to seeing the others.