Before you are two of the most common foods in the American diet- mac n cheese and scrambled eggs.
Can you see what makes them appear so unappealing? Is it obvious to you what is missing?
The Lord gave us the mighty tomato (quite possibly the "fruit" of the Genesis 3 account) to be used in so many glorious ways- pasta and pizza sauces, chili, salsa, fried green, in salads, sun-dried, to be thrown when rotten, etc. Perhaps the greatest use of the tomato comes in the form of my favorite condiment- Ketchup.
In my research I have discovered seventeenth century Dutch and British seamen brought back a salty pickled fish sauce called 'ketsiap' from China. In this version, it was more related to soy or oyster sauce than the sweet, vinegary substance we call ketchup today. Variations in both the name and the ingredients quickly developed. British alternatives included mushrooms, anchovies, oysters, and walnuts. In 1690 the word 'catchup' appeared in print in reference to this sauce, and in 1711 'ketchup'. At the beginning of the 1800's, The first tomato ketchup recipe was published by American James Mease, which he often referred to as 'love apple' ketchup. The rest is history.
Think of life without ketchup! How would we enjoy mac n cheese and scrambled eggs to their fullest? Praise the Lord for the "Love Apple"!