Thank you for the food

Thank you for the food

Food. I love food as I enjoy eating. October 24 is National Food Day. The Food Day organization encourages a healthier diet and supporting sustainable farms. In the last year my diet has become much healthier as I’ve learned to cook and make most of our meals which includes hot breakfast almost everyday!

Writing a thank you note for dinner is covered here. And there are several other posts about food: lunch with the boss, should you write a note for lunch?, Eat Out Often Enjoy Life, and food provided after surgery/hospital stays.

Does someone make most of your meals for you? To thank them for the food, write them a thank-you, say "thank you", or take them out to dinner!

This post will focus on thanking those who make food for us on a regular basis. This could be someone living in your household such as your spouse or parent. Or visiting the home of a friend or family member on a regular basis for a meal. My family has a Sunday Lunch tradition at my mom’s and my sister likes to invite me over too.

Making homemade meals is time-consuming and then there is the cleanup time for washing dishes. Sometimes it can feel like a thankless job. I admit that I did not appreciate all the meals and time my mom spent making meals for me until I moved out and was responsible for my own meals.

A great way to thank the regular food maker is to give them a night off! Go out for dinner or take a turn making the meal and doing the cleanup. Even helping with the clean up is a blessing. I am always thankful when my husband does the dishes!

Saying “thank you” after the meal is nice. An occasional thank-you note is another thoughtful gesture.

Thank you note examples for the food maker:

Dear [Mom, Dad, or their name],

Thank you for providing wonderful homemade meals for the family. I know that sometimes they can take a while to make. Please know that I appreciate them as they provide energy and taste great! The shrimp dish you made last week was fantastic!

Love,
[Your Name]


Dear [Their name],

I enjoy the weekly dinner at your house. It’s a joy to see your family and also gives me a break from figuring out dinner! I am aware of how much time cooking can take. I’d like to have you over to my house soon.

Thanks Again,
[Your Name]


Dear [Their name],

I love the meals that you prepare! Perhaps, you can start teaching me and I can help out sometimes. I would love to be able to give you a break some nights. Can we start with something easy?

[Your Name]

Dear [Spouse’s Name],

Thank you for taking the time to make our meals and have enough leftovers for me to take to work the next day. Your meals are so much better than the frozen single serve meals we used to rely on. I understand that all the cooking can be a lot of work and time. It’s worth it. You are amazing and I love you for caring enough to make healthy food for us.

Love,
[Your Name]


Dear [Friend],

Thank you for having me over for lunch each week. I enjoy your homemade meals and desserts. You make the best chicken chili! Next week, let’s go out for lunch on me!

Thanks again,
[Your Name]


Dear Mom,

Thank you for having the family over most Sundays for lunch. We enjoy them and I like keeping in touch with the family. And of course, the food is wonderful. I also appreciate that you’ve switched over to making your own bacon bits!

Love,
Heidi

How do you thank the people in your life that make your meals?

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