I can only speak for myself. Happy, sad, or in between, my kitchen is my safe haven. Stand up and chop the onions for dinner. Beat the butter and sugar for cookies. Roll the meatballs. Thats what cooking can do for you.
Anchor yourself in firm footing: Do you know what I mean? Personal, national, or global–our world can turn us upside down with a moment’s notice. We are all vulnerable. But meanwhile, cooking affirms our life. We all have to eat. We feed the grieving. We feed the celebrating. We feed our loved ones as a matter of everyday life.
This dish here is what my family is used to on a regular weekday evening. Pork Chops with Apples and Onions.
So that’s what I’m cooking tonight. You have yours. Cook it. The aromas will comfort. Then get up and do it again.