Among the things that excite Byron and I when thinking about our marriage and sharing space, hosting and being in the kitchen with loved ones ranks high. Even before marriage, I loved to have people over for meals, modeling the love that I had found so often around a table or couches or any small 20-something's space when a friend had invited me over, before there was a "Byron and I." That was one thing that I wanted to people to attribute to me--welcoming space, warm heart, leave with bellies filled and souls satisfied. Now that I am a Mrs., I want this even more for the both of us. I want our homes and our kitchens to be full and filled and fun.
For more of my hopes and desires for doing life around meals in our spaces, PLEASE read Shauna Niequist's new book, Bread and Wine. She articulates all that I feel and dream of The Griffin Kitchen being- a place where mouths give stories and receive sustenance, where people gather and grow, where hearts are honest and connected.
We hope that our first "spontaneous, last minute, breakfast for dinner gathering" was all that and the start of many more times together with friends! Dinner included: sweet potato pancakes, waffles, fruit salad, eggs, roasted rosemary potatoes and mimosas, courtesy of our friends, the soon-to-be Jones'. I hope that as we share bits of our kitchen with you, you are inspired to open up yours, be it messy or small or grandiose, whether or not you know your appliances well, if you are a foodie or a newbie, open it up. Let your kitchen sizzle and smoke and satisfy!