Since the beginning of time, humans have eaten. No matter who you are or where you live, you need food to survive. While food may keep us alive, it’s the act of sharing a meal that allows us to thrive.
Think about the meaningful moments in your life. Chances are food played a role in creating the memory. Meals are a beloved and universal ritual. We celebrate the birth of a baby with a nourishing meal for the new mother. We show up with broken hearts and a comforting casserole to mourn the death of a loved one. And in between, we sing and blow candles on a cake to mark each birthday.
Life’s most important moments happen around a common table over a shared meal. Eating together allows us the opportunity to take part in the lives of the people around us.
We know meals are an essential part of life together. Yet, statistics show we are eating fewer and fewer meals together. Why? We’re busy. Food costs money. Hospitality takes time. The results; however, are costly. America is in the throes of a loneliness epidemic and our mental and physical health is in peril.
The simple act of sharing a meal with others can transform loneliness to belonging.
Meals slow things down. Eating together prevents loneliness. Supper is an invitation to come as you are. When we break bread, tortilla chips, or pita together something holy happens. We belong. Our bodies are nourished and our hearts are filled.
Suppers for Sharing: Meals for Creating Connection is designed to help you connect with the people in your life. Each recipe offers a way to help you take good care of yourself, your family, and your neighbors by sharing the love of a meal at the table and beyond. You can share soup with a friend, pack muffins for school-aged children, deliver a one-pot dish to a neighbor, take bread to a shelter, or gather neighbors for a pancake supper.
Each week you’ll receive a recipe for sharing plus a question to prompt conversation around the table or in a journal.
Ways to enjoy Suppers for Sharing: Meals for Creating Connection:
- Listen to Kristin teach you how to prepare each weekly recipe in the Kitchen Segment on The Turquoise Table podcast.
- Receive the weekly recipe + conversation starter via email every Saturday morning.
- Bookmark this page. Each weekly Suppers for Sharing recipe is seasonal and categorized by month. At the end of 2020 you’ll have a collection of 52 recipes at your fingertips!