Recently my daughter had a friend over and as we worked together making various dishes in the kitchen. We talked about our favorite kinds of food to make, and my daughter was quick to rattle off a number of items. But, her friend’s response caught me off guard when she stated she loves her grandma’s meals, but they are “the frozen kind” (for example, TV dinners). It didn’t take long to prepare the burger, salad and asparagus. The consensus — everyone enjoyed the meal.
The next day the friends’ mom told me her daughter wondered why they didn’t make more meals from scratch, because they tasted better and it was fun to do. Our society has become so focused on making everything convenient, easy and quick — including our food.