This summer, I returned from a two week vacation to Nova Scotia and discovered I had gained six pounds. I complained to my husband, “Honey, I thought lobster was low in calories.”
“Not if it’s prepared in cheese sauce and served over fried potatoes,” he smiled.
Like many dieters, I decided to stop eating bread. After all, it’s those nasty carbs that make us gain weight, right? I knew saying no to bread would be a challenge for me. I routinely ate toast with peanut butter for breakfast. Even so, desperate to drop the vacation weight, I started eating oatmeal instead. Which by the way, I could only manage to consume if I heaped brown sugar on top. Over the next few days I pondered how unnatural it felt to not eat bread.
Bread is the staff of life. It has been around since the dawn of agriculture. Revolutions have occurred over the price of bread.
Bread is multicultural. Mexicans make tortillas, the French are known for baguettes, New Yorkers love bagels, and Greeks eat pita. Bread comes in all sizes, colors, and textures. It can be leavened or unleavened, and made with wheat, rye, oats, or corn.
Bread is a symbol of hospitality. According to scripture, the first Christians gathered for fellowship and the breaking of bread. Bread is so important to life it became the symbol for Christ’s body as part of the Eucharist. How can I give up something of such cultural and spiritual importance?
This morning I measured the peanut butter and enjoyed a little slice of life.
6 thoughts on “For the Love of Bread”
Without bread, there would be no reason for me
to make jam! Long live bread!!!
Amen, Leslie. There are some tings in life that depend on one another. Bagels and cream cheese, for instance. Thanks for your comment.
Forget the negatives of bread, such as calories and carbs…..eat bread with peanut butter and jelly, toast it and pile on butter and jam, have it with egg and cheese, etc….the possibilities of bread are endless.
It’s a meal all by itself. There’s nothing like the aroma of a bakery to tantalize your taste buds.
I agree, Carol. What would the world be without sandwiches? I enjoyed reading your comment.