Many moons ago, the hubby and I went to a Greek restaurant. The courtesy appetizer that everyone received at the restaurant: olive oil with balsamic vinegar and some bread. It was the first time we’d ever had that pairing and it was nothing short of pure magic.
Fast forward to 2015 and we still enjoy dipping bread into an easy plate of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The big kid prefers to dip her bread into olive oil sans balsamic vinegar. Hey, to each her own!
The best part about this pairing: dinner becomes this really relaxed and comfortable event. I almost feel like we’re on vacation! We dip our bread, we chatter, we eat. We laugh, we complain, we talk, we debate, we talk about today, we talk about tomorrow.
The key: it’s a ‘we’ event. It’s social, it’s engaging.
Truly, meal times should always be like this but it doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, there’s a rush to get food on the table. Sometimes, there’s not enough time to eat. But, whenever possible, we try to have these ‘we’ meals.
Bottom line: each day consists of only 24 hours and none of us move as fast as The Flash so there’s a limit to how much we can cram into one day. Subtract sleep times and work times and only a few hours are left to enjoy as we please. Why not spend those rare hours with loved ones and do so meaningfully?
All that from a plate of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Who knew?
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