Can you have more than one home? Can home be a time? A person? I feel at home on the road, in my bed, in the studio, with my best friend, in my car, in the kitchen, at night, in a book, and in the woods. I felt at home in my apartment, but it seems like that time has passed. I felt at home in Texas, but that too seems to have passed.
A problem on my mind lately is how do you make a home for two? Playing with this idea has really brought to mind the secret bond between the abstract and concrete meanings of what a home is. Both people have to feel comfortable, but more than that. Both have to feel responsible. Ownership. Respect. Unity. Represented. Making a home is more than having a floor plan, it's having a game plan . . . and patience and understanding.
So. On with the show! Because I feel at home in the kitchen, even when it's someone else's kitchen and I want to throw things because I'm so lost and at home at the same time, I have rounded up a few recipes for a day of home eating.
PS. One thing that the northern states have definitely done right is comfort food recipes.
Sheepherder's Breakfast - fry up onions and hash browns in a skillet until brown, then dig holes for each egg, cover and cook until eggs are done.
|Coffee, Delicious Coffee|
Winter Minestrone with Garlic Bruschetta (click image for recipe)
|Winter Minestrone from Crave|
|Cheese Danish from Country Cleaver|
Brown Sugar Crock Pot Ham (click image for recipe):
|Brown Sugar Ham from The Crockin' Girls|
|Polenta-Crusted Potatoes from Simple Bites|
|Peach and Cinnamon Cobbler from Deen Bros.|
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. - Benjamin Franklin