If I said I wanted to talk about food, what would you think about? Would you remember your last great meal or indulgence, or think about a recipe you are dying to try? Would you assume I was inviting you to join me in something tempting?
Or would you perhaps catch yourself and realized you’d forgotten to thaw something for dinner? Would you remember that you need to stop at the store, or how badly you need to make time to go for groceries? Perhaps you might think about what you’ve been spending on groceries lately, and that you’ve been meaning to try to watch your expenses.
It’s a loaded topic, but one that fascinates me because at it’s purest level, food is one of life’s great enjoyments. It’s also a necessity. If we need it, and we enjoy it so much, why do we spend so much time worrying about it?
I think it’s human nature, and also that the buying and enjoyment of food has changed so much. We’re busier, we overanalyze things, we recognize rising costs and how they affect our families. It’s just what we do.
Does anyone else think perhaps all of our worrying and analyzing is lowering our ability to enjoy the food we prepare and eat?
What if you didn’t have to worry about it at all? What if, at least, you didn’t have to worry about what it all costs? Imagine if you were to win groceries for a year?
Real Women of Philadephia is going to make that happen for three very lucky grand prize winners. These winners will receive $10,000 gift certificates from their favourite grocery store. Can you imagine how amazing it would be to stop worrying about your groceries and just…enjoy? I actually think, in a year, it would change how I eat. I would love to see how it would change our habits, as a family. Would we hesitate less over the more expensive produce, the organics, the best cuts of meat? We’re already pretty choosy and love to indulge in good food, but I’m sure we would notice the difference. And I can imagine there are families who have never had the chance to reach for that organic avocado, that case of mangos, the wild salmon, the most nutritious whole grain bread.
Here’s what you need to know:
What will you find when you visit? Recipes, cooking tips from experts like Anna Olson, connection with other food lovers, and delicious inspiration for the busy season ahead. Sweet and savoury recipes to add to your plans for entertaining, or just treating yourself and those you love. I can’t stop thinking about the salted caramel chocolate cheesecake, and I think my kids would love the Oreo cookie balls.
What could you do to start increasing your love of food again, and stop worrying so much about it? It’s got me thinking, that’s for sure. I’d love to hear your ideas, and hope you’ll be heading on over to Real Women of Philadelphia to enter to win!
Disclosure: I received compensation for my time to write this post. But as always, the impressions and opinions on this blog are my own.