Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Simple Food

Roast Beef Dinner
Simple food? Roast beef dinner
Family dinners
at my grandmother’s house.
She was a great cook.
Sunday roasts,
piled-high plates,
steaming hot potatoes—
mashed and roasted—
lots of peas, carrots, and parsley,
onion gravy.

My mom can cook,
but my grandmother’s cooking
makes me happy.
Family dinners at grandmas may be a dying tradition.  Many children today will have nothing but take-out meals to remember, but if eaten around a table surrounded by family, conversation, and love, those memories will still be precious.
© 2012 Catherine Giordano