Food is important. Water is important. It keeps us alive. Eating food together lets us live!
We’ve started the Salt Pot Kitchen to help people eat good, homemade food. We spent so many years attending sporting events and supporting our children, but we could never eat well. Sure some of the pretzels were nice and burgers were cooked well, but that wasn’t enough.
Sitting down together, at home or on the bleachers, and sharing good homemade food is not only good for your health, it’s good for the soul.
We were once told whilst attending a class on “your teenager, drugs and alcohol in the modern world” held at the kid’s middle school, that we need to schedule a family meeting each week to talk over any issues we may have. We didn’t understand that. We asked the class, “why don’t you just chat when your eating?”
The class laughed and said, “Huh, you guys are so English, we don’t have time to eat together. We’ve got schoolwork, baseball, basketball, music lessons, math tuition. We can never get together to eat!!”.
“C’mon, people.” That’s such a weak excuse. We had the same time commitments and pressures, but put an emphasis on eating together. It may not be the same time each day, each week, but we made sure we carved out time to have a bowl of soup together at lunchtime or a lovely pie for dinner. Were things always perfect, far from it, but we always ate together and that meant we always talked to each other, together, at the same time eating home cooked food.
Eating food from the Salt Pot Kitchen should be more than just eating food because your body needs it, you should do it because you want to spend time together with your family, at home, on the road, at school, eat something yummy and finding out how their day went!
Simple, traditional British favourites, for you and your family.