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As you know, VIETRI’s mission is to get others to come back to the table. Over the coming months, we will highlight VIETRI employees as they share meals with their loved ones. This week, our social media coordinator, Heather, shares a back to the table evening with us.
A year ago, I considered heating oatmeal in the microwave to be cooking. Since getting engaged, I’ve begun to see the value in putting a little more time and intention behind mealtimes with my sweetie, and it’s been a surprisingly fun and rewarding experience. Sundays now mean menu planning and grocery shopping, and my patient fiancé has been a very encouraging teacher as I stumble my way through being his sous chef (the whole cooking thing wasn’t a new phenomenon for him).
Last weekend, we took a cue from my very favorite new collection, Maremisto, and invited sea life to supper (…and then ate it). Robert plunged the lobsters into the pot of hot water while I plugged my ears and chopped parsley and scallions for steaming the clams. We toasted some fresh bread to dip into the clam broth (my favorite part!) and set the table. By the time we popped open a bottle of champagne (a must with lobster, no?), dinner was ready, and it was time to don our lobster bibs and sit down together.
We wielded our lobster crackers with varying degrees of dexterity, but we both had a lovely evening around our little table. For someone who never turned on her stove, cooking brings an exciting mini-adventure every night, and dinnertime has quickly become the best part of my day.