Monday, October 24, 2011

Food Day 2011

Isn’t every day Food Day? Shouldn’t it be?

October 24 has recently been declared Food Day, and boy am I planning to celebrate!

I love food…  Love to cook it… Love to eat it… Love to share it… (Did you know that calories shared with girlfriends don’t count?!) Although I don’t much love cleaning up after I cook it… But I suppose that comes with the territory. Ah well. The dishwasher comes in handy to help with that part.

So many memories are built around food! Think of all the celebration dinners, family meals, parties, carry-ins, all the gatherings that happen around food. So much of our lives is centered around food, but we rarely think about the farmers who make all this food possible for us or the veterinarians who work so hard to maintain farm animal health and welfare. They are the unsung heroes of the food chain.

Today, as I celebrate Food Day, I am going to fire up my grill, cook up some great steaks and bake some potatoes from our garden. I am also going to give my husband/farmer/veterinarian a big hug, and thank him for all he does to provide safe, healthy, abundant food for our family, and for so many other families.

Happy Food Day! How are you going to celebrate?



  1. Maybe Food Day should be changed to Farmer Appreciation Day. Is there such a thing as Farmer Appreciation Day? If not, there should be!

  2. I like Dani's idea. We are celebrating by continuing to harvest our corn. Drives me nuts how people get all bothered about "high fructose corn syrup." Corn has sugar in it NATURALLY! It's part of its makeup. Should you drink the whole bottle of Kayro syrup? NO! But I bet you will be grabbing it when you make your pecan pies for Thanksgiving gatherings. My prayer for all consumers of food is to be educated and remember: moderation is the key to most healthy eating.


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