It's been a bit of a rough season here lately. Chris and I are both going through some personal things that have been really wearing down on us emotionally. Things that require us to be reminded daily that God has a beautiful and marvelous plan for our lives, even if we can't see it at the moment and His plans don't seem to make any sense. And I'll be honest - some days, it's been really hard to trust and I wish those plans would just start to make sense already.
Something about stepping into the kitchen together to cook releases a bit of the stress and heavy burdens we are carrying, if only for a time. I love cooking with Chris. The way we each have our usual duties ( I chop up and prepare the ingredients, he takes on the creative portion), we whirl around each other as we navigate in our small kitchen space. No need to focus on the tough stuff when I'm just cooking up breakfast with my favorite person.
Garbage potatoes are one of our favorite breakfast meals. It's simple-- just throw together the yummiest ingredients in your kitchen and there you have it. Bacon, eggs, potatoes, garlic, onion, green pepper, cheese. Just a big jumble of ingredients and out comes a hearty, delicious breakfast. Sometimes a little flirting in the kitchen and a little bacon grease is really helpful for leaving life's problems in a heap on the floor for a bit.