Perhaps if we think we’re being indulged or enjoying something particularly fancy, we enjoy it more.
I don’t know much about wine, but I do know if I like it or if I don’t.
If I tried a glass of dry red wine, even if I thought it cost $100 per glass, I doubt I’d like it. It’s just not my thing. Actually, I’m not much of a wine drinker at all–but I do like the free tastings!
Here’s just a few ideas that we can try to keep in mind so we get more enjoyment out of food and bevs–no matter the cost. What can you add to the list?
- Use a decanter for wine and nice wine glasses.
- Use your good dishes and serving platters more often–why save them for Thanksgiving and Christmas only?
- Don’t have pretty dishes but would like some? Keep your eyes open at yard sales and thrift stores. You’d be amazed at the beautiful dish sets you can find there. Or…win them on a game show. ;-)
- Pay attention to food presentation. Oatmeal looks like slop. Not so appetizing, is it? Swirl cinnamon and brown sugar through it and top it with berries or raisins, for example. Try to add garnishes on foods when you can.
- Savor it. Eat slowly, and with purpose. Not just to be nourished, but to appreciate flavors and textures.
- Give thanks for your meals. Be grateful for what you have.