Well, here we are, the day after. I’d like to say that Momma T’s Table is a political free zone, but that would be dishonest and quite frankly not what the table is about at all. My table is a place for open discussion and our table, as I’m sure many others over these past few months, has been a place where we discussed or thoughts and reactions throughout this historic presidential race with more twists and turns than any mystery novel known to mankind.
Around our table we had a first time presidential voter. Around our table we had a lot of discussion and varying thoughts, ideals and opinions. Around our table we shared our struggles with the options before us. Around our table we remained respectful and loving, because at the core of all things, that is what matters most at our family table.
Now we have come to the day after and the conversation continues, only today we face trepidation. Today we wonder what is next. Today we face friends and family who are either elated or fearful or angry. What now? Kindness.
This morning my message to my family and to all who gather around my table is this: Today, as every day, we must go out there and do good things and make good choices. We must show love and kindness. We must practice sympathy and empathy. We must see the good in EVERYONE. Whatever changes around us in the coming days, good or bad or indifferent; love, kindness and compassion for others should never, ever change.
Today, as I arose and wiped the sleep from my eyes (yes, I somehow managed to get SOME sleep), I took in this new information. I read some facebook posts, both positive and negative. I continue to process it, to turn it around and around and look at it from many angles. I don’t know what the future holds, I cannot with any certainty predict how this actually plays out, I can only guess. All I know for sure is that I have dishes to wash, laundry to do, a house to clean and family and friends to love. Oh, and a menu to plan and execute in the week to come.
So, with a heaping side of love and compassion, here’s what’s for what’s for dinner on Momma T’s Table.
Sunday – Omelettes
Monay – Caitlin’s Fruity Oaty Bowl of Goodness
Tuesday – Egg Sandwich
Wednesday – Caitlin’s Fruity Oaty Bowl of Goodness
Thursday – 1/2 Bagel and Almond butter
Friday – Caitlin’s Fruity Oaty Bowl of Goodness
Saturday – Eggs and Toast
Monday – Salad
Tuesday – Soup
Wednesday – Toast and Almond Butter
Thursday – Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato
Friday – Turkey Roll-up
Saturday – Sandwiches
Sunday – Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Corn
Monday – Pork Fried Rice
Tuesday – Chicken Marsala with Tortellini
Wednesday – Country Style Baked Pork Chops with Steamed broccoli and baked potatoes.
Thursday – Parmesan Garlic Chicken and Veggies
Friday – Pub Club
Saturday – Out
Make this a great week, my friends. Have healthy conversations and remember to treat others as you wish to be treated. Practice kindness and enjoy each other’s company around YOUR table.