This past weekend our nephew married the girl of his dreams. We were delighted to be part of their celebration. The rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, food, flowers and guests were all wonderful.
This wedding brought back fond memories of when my husband and I were first starting out. We had graduated from the sparsely equipped kitchens from our college days to the sparsely equipped kitchen of our first apartment. We both worked, so we typically prepared dinner together. Our budget was limited. Lucky for us our tastes were simple. I think we could get dinner on the table in about 20 minutes. I can’t say our meals were particularly healthy, we didn’t know much about nutrition back then. What I remember most is the two of us working seamlessly together in that small space turning out food we loved.
The French journalist, Charles Pierre Monselet said “Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table.”. What I hope for this beautiful young couple is that they too create happy memories around the celebration of food. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. If they approach this daily task not as a chore, but as an opportunity to share the workload, communicate and simply enjoy each other’s company, they are sure to build a strong foundation for their marriage and create many happy memories of their early days.