Hi. My name is Leesa. I’m a christian, a wife, a mom, and a nurse. While I was in nursing school I learned how much I enjoy cooking, it was a de-stresser for me, since then I can not stay out of the kitchen. I love trying new foods, as long as it ain’t wiggling I will try it. I am a pretty quiet person, but I love to be adventerous and try new things. Above is a picture of me about 15 minutes before I jumped (or maybe pushed) out of an airplane.
About Save a Skillet
I love nutrition, and I love food. For a many years I have delved into the world of nutrition – organic food vs GMO, calorie counting vs low carb, etc. But you know what? That is no fun and pretty boring. Don’t get me wrong, I still research the above topics, but that is not what this blog is about. This page is getting back to the basics.
Food… one word brings up so many different feelings, and emotions. The connotation has virtually done a 180 degree turn. In America, specifically, the view of food has had a radical transformation over the last 75 years. What use to be a word that brought up ideas of substance, vitality, energy, and fellowship often now brings up thoughts of calories, diet, McDonald’s, addiction, haste.
And not much can be done about the modern ideas related to food. We all are busy, living busy lives. The microwave is a necessity, occasional fast food is invaluable.
But we cannot forget how important food is – in our lives, to our souls. Think of past warm experiences in your life, now how many of those thoughts contain food at the center?
Fellowship… breaking of bread with our family, friends, neighbors. Sharing of meals to forge relationships, celebrate achievements, burying the hatchet, to provoke laughter and decompress. It is not reasonable to assume that we can meet around the dinner table at every meal or even everyday, BUT maybe, we can meet together with people – your people a specific night of the week, maybe we can begin to remember how food is fun, and our family is fun, and that we can put aside our electronic devices for an hour, just maybe…
So here is a cozy place, a place to reminisce of past comfort foods, and comfort foods from around the world. To remember who gave us this blessing of food, and fellowship. And just to remember that food provides nutrition, but is also fun and on occasion should be a memorable experience.
I’m glad you stopped by, thanks!