Friday, October 17, 2008

bless this food

Bless this food which might make mes sick, when I don't break bread with others.
Bless this food which I trust my friends and family made to nourish and sustain me.
Bless this food which I am about to receive.
Bless this food which I didn't watch being made and I myself didn't confirm is Gluten Free.
Bless me and this food, so that I may still take sustenance and hopefully someday, not have fear with each mouthful.

If someone didn't know I was Celiac, they would think I had an eating disorder. I stress about food and mistrust of chef's and friends that mean well, but don't check ingredients.

I stress about being a gracious recipient of food, and I stress about wasting what I don't trust.


  1. I hope you had a good time at our house. We tried to make sure everything was gluten free for you. I think we succeeded. I even got the sausage rather than bacon, because the bacon had 'natural flavors' and I didn't know what that was.

    Thanks for coming down, and you and Eric are both welcome anytime. Just bring your own bed. ;)

  2. you were both gracious and safe host/hostess. I actually get a vacation when I step into your house, because truly, I find you as examinant of product as I am.

    It is a joy to vacation to the Spoon Rest.