Yeah, so every week we all try to get together on Twitter and have us a little party where we talk about everything and anything and create this little community that has become a ministry and yeah we have been talking about bacon a LOT lately, even more than chocolate –I know, right? Completely deserves a huge gasp. Lisa-Jo is probably laughing while her chocolate loving heart breaks as we pass around the plate of bacon with a side of bacon.
They say that our memories are most easily triggered by a scent or smell. I think that is part of the love affair we all have with bacon. We know it’s not the healthiest for us, we know it can be a pain to cook, we know it costs an arm and a leg, yet we toss some in the skillet or on the grill and the aroma takes over the air and suddenly we are taken back to our own childhoods with family breakfasts and our own mamas and dad’s around the stove.
Little ones (and the not so littles too) are awakened by the scent of the bacon cooking up and brought out of their rooms into the kitchen to “help” which is normally more like talking and that talking is usually “how many pieces do I get!?” and there we are feeling transported into a moment of new memories and nostalgia and it doesn’t matter if we have pancakes or scrambled eggs because everyone is pulled together in the kitchen and at the breakfast table to start our day.
While for most of us this is no longer a daily occurrence with crazy schedules it is often a weekly thing or sometimes a once in a while thing, but the memories are the same and the togetherness that it can bring to a house is beautiful. Most would agree that the kitchen is the heart of their home, and with all the amazing flavours and aromas it is easy to see how God can use a piece of food to bring us all together in community, even if it’s only for a few minutes.