Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Food for Thought

Hubby's hands, ingesting.
Broccoli Raab, asparagus, onion, mushrooms, sweet peppers and beef strips and gravy. The raab had to go (and I love it!)

Back to the food conservation issue: I have kielbasa and tomato sauce. It'll be a meal soon. I'm glad I didn't use the kielbasa yesterday in my eggrolls (which were yummy, by the way...but my kitchen is trashed). I had an epiphany today. A Scooby-Doo Swirly Memory Moment.
Memory: Zerns, ca. 1976. (Zerns is a local farmers' and flea market. Part of my LIFE. BIG part). Very hungry. VERY, like I'm going to faint hungry. Sausage sandwich with fried onions, peppers, and tomato sauce on a roll, smelling oh, so belly-rolling good. Got one, through the grace of God (and my flea market friends). Hot, sweet, filling the void and giving me strength wonderful. Heaven. Like I was going to expire, and now I'm not. Heaven. Roll up in a ball and purr afterward heaven.
Here's a question for you. I know there are people out there who have lived their lives, and have stories to tell. Tell me...tell us...have you ever really been hungry? Really, scary, where- will-it-come-from hungry? Has that shaped your life? In the wake of the tragedy in Haiti, in the shadow of the economic crisis here in America, with thoughts of Darfur and so many souls facing famine, disease and death in our world, have you been hungry without a source of nourishment nearby? Do you know there are little kids who live that way in our own neighborhoods, right now, every day? Forget guilt, and accusation aimed at their parents. Those babies are hungry. Those few lean times I've experienced have served me; they've taught me to help. We are so blessed. This issue of waste reduction is a travesty, in a way...the solution should be a given. Help others. It's what we're here to do.

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