Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is 2 weeks from tomorrow. Wow, where has this year gone? And what are you thankful for?

I am thankful every day for the day itself, my children, my home and pets, my friends and loved ones, and am also blessed to be doing something I love for work – feeding people!

Every chef knows the importance of food. Some of our careers are based on presenting the diner with a beautiful plate in a great setting of a restaurant. Mine is a tad different in that I provide weekly ready-made meals to clients. Clients who don’t have the time, but some of those clients are suffering from illnesses and disease.

But there are others who suffer in the great RVA, those who count on such organizations as FeedMore, the Central Virginia FoodBank and Meals on Wheels. These families count on such organizations to feed their own.

Did you know that Meals on Wheels has been delivering now for 50 years? Or did you know that through FeedMore’s BackPack program, kids go home with a backpack of food on Fridays to ensure they have food over the weekend? Be sure to check out their link for more information for such a great program. https://feedmore.org

Food is not only for a great presentation. We must have it to sustain life and nourishment.

And at this time of year, when our giving and generosity abounds, let us remember that there are many families who don’t have enough to eat any other time of the year either. When you see the food donation boxes in local businesses, I hope you’ll give. When you are purchasing your own groceries, may be grab and extra bag of non-perishables to drop off in those boxes.

And this chef is giving in her way as well. I’m hosting a chef dinner here at my home on Saturday, Nov. 18th from 5-9. Tickets are $60 and proceeds to benefit FeedMore. Come enjoy Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Smoked Onion Soubise, Vegetable Gratin, Winter Squash Salad with Maple Vinaigrette and Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecake with a Caramel Drizzle. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. https://www.facebook.com/events/119439872080632/

For more information, contact us at 804-687-7099 or
cheftammy@greenkitchenrichmond.com.

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