The Joy of Cooking

“A wife’s charm delights her husband, and her skill puts fat on his bones.” ~ Sirach 26:13

One of a homemaker’s greatest tasks is cooking. Some women love it and others have a hard time with it.  Some women have never been instructed in the kitchen, and are scared of it. It can be a love and hate relationship. However one feels about it, cooking is an important part of a homemaker’s day!

As queens of the home, we are responsible for the health of our families. We are given the job of preparing foods that satisfy everyone’s stomachs. It is our obligation to make sure that what we putting on our families’ plates, is something that will bring strength and refreshment to our husbands, and aid the growth and development of our children.

So, where do we start? First thing is to cook! All of the meals that are pre-made in your frozen aisles at the grocery, are FULL of unhealthy chemicals and carbs. They do not satisfy and definitely do not taste as good as a home cooked meal.

Stop eating out! We all want to save money, right? Well, you can help your budget if you stop driving through the drive thru or going to restaurants a couple times of the week. Most of the food from these places are full of fat, carbs, and are not exactly fresh.

If you are not familiar with cooking, you should start. There are tons of simple recipes that you can pick up and try. You don’t have to be a professional chef to cook. It is really a quite simple thing to do. Cooking only gets better with time and practice. Try, try again and you will succeed!

Now I know what some of you are thinking, “I am soooo tired at the end of the day and I just don’t feel like doing it.” or “Cooking takes too much of my time, so I just can’t.”  These thoughts go through every woman’s mind from time to time. Thankfully, we live in a thriving country where we can, after a very long day or hard day, go to the nearest McDonalds, other fast food food joints, or even the grocery and pick up a pizza. Sometimes we do just need to do that! However, this should not become the norm or a habit.

One of the greatest things about cooking, is the satisfaction that you get after you are done. The joy of the kitchen, comes from seeing your family laughing and talking around the table enjoying what has been prepared. After the meal, it is in seeing everyone with full bellies, ready to continue on with the day.

So, homemakers, get into your kitchens! Start learning what foods are healthy and beneficial for your families. It may be hard at first, but with time and patience you can “put fat on his bones.”