I love food… It is a huge part of my Americana. I was raised on Appalachian/ Southern cuisine. Nearly every night my mother had a made from scratch dinner on the table. Family reunions and church dinners also helped shape my understanding that all social occasions are made better around a plate a delicious food.
In my own family I try to continue this tradition. I cook at least 5 times per week. Quite a lot I have been told for someone of my age (25), a full-time employee, and a member of the “now” generation. I try to avoid fast food, prepackaged food, and foods that contain chemicals I cannot pronounce. I am convinced that I can make delicious, healthy, and fast foods that save my family money and make us happy.
Sitting around the dinner table every night is a favorite memory of mine. I consider myself blessed that I probably ate fast food twice a month. The rest of the time it was homemade all the way. There is nothing my mother (and my grandmothers) cannot cook and cook well. I aspire to reach that pinnacle.
David Hicks said:
Its no wonder we get along so well. I will visit when I have a chance. However, you know how limited that is lately. We all need to go out and eat together at the Jean Farris Winery. The starters are so good tht we do not have room for the entrees.
Wynde Sloan said:
I feel the same way you do about home cooked meals and the family dinner hour. I grew up the same way and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I cook for my family regularly and cherish the times we have spent around the table. I love your blog idea and will try and keep up with it. I plan to try your marinade recipe the next time we grill London Broil. I love you sweet girl!!