Are you, like so many people, saving the good dishes for a special occasion? How special is special?
Today is special. Not because it’s the start of a new year (but that’s an excellent reason) but because you can make it special. That doesn’t mean a complete menu from Julia Child. It can be take-out pizza. It’s still special if you want it to be.
What are you keeping the good dishes for? Oh no, you inherited them and now you’re keeping them to pass on?
Blow the dust off Grandma’s china and crystal. Set a beautiful table, even if it is for one. Aren’t you special? It doesn’t matter if you pour cream soup into the bouillon cup. Just use it.
In 2011 I intend to make every day special. Life is short; too short to save the good dishes.