Tuesday, February 2, 2010
When I was a little girl, my Mom always decorated food in a unique way. We never had a salad. It was always an animal, a smiley face or something equally bizarre. She worked for hours on simply the presentation of food.
We never had a slice of apple. It was always a mouse or a flower. Grated carrots for a red-headed girl, carrot noses, green onion chopped and curled up for eye lashes, radishes for earrings, and the list can go on and on. When I was young, I thought that it was something all Moms did. But when friends started coming over and giving me weird looks, I started getting embarrassed.
I begged her to cook normal and she would always laugh it off. She told me that whatever you do in life, do it with love and passion. And all the happiness would certainly follow. I simply rolled my eyes.
I went to a restaurant for dinner the other day with my hubby and they served us this after dinner. I choked up. I had long forgotten those salads and fruit that my Mom served to me. I mean I remembered but I had tucked it away somewhere.
So I want to say a toast today. And say, whatever you do today, do it with love and passion.
Question: Who is your current movie star crush? And if you had a date with this person what would you do? What is your fantasy?
My answer: Johnny Depp. Swoon... After swooning, I'd like to make him a fabulous dinner. He would swoon next because he would love my cooking. Then he would whisk me away to his private island to be his personal Island Chef. My boys would be the soux chefs and my hubby would make sure that I never ever ever have to balance a check book again.
So what is your fantasy?
And what do you really love to do passionately and with love?