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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

MAMMA'S KITCHEN: FOOD FOR THE SOUL


WHERE IS OUR FOOD? WE ARE STARVING MOM!!
MY BAILEE HELPING ME COOK!




I ALWAYS HAVE FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRUIT SITTING OUT FOR EASY ACCESS



THERE IS NOTHING I LIKE BETTER TO DO(BESIDES TAKING CARE OF MY KIDS) THAN COOK. COOKING IS AN RELEASE FOR ME, IT RELAXES ME AND IS HELPFUL TO MY SOUL. I HAVE BEEN COOKING SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OLD. I CAN STILL REMEMBER WATCHING MY MOM SITTING ON A STOOL IN FRONT OF THE STOVE, STIRRING INGREDIENTS FOR HER FAMOUS BUTTERMILK CANDY! SHE WOULD JUST STIR AND STIR, BECAUSE IT HAD TO BE THE PERFECT TEMPERATURE!! I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THOSE PRICELESS MEMORIES!! MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME WELL, AND NOW I AM A GREAT COOK. 4 GENERATIONS OF GREAT COOKS IN MY FAMILY!! BAILEE DID HELP ME COOK MY FAMOUS CHICKEN N DUMPLINGS! THE SPECIAL TIMES THAT MY FAMILY SHARES AROUND THE DINNER TABLE MEAN THE WORLD TO ME. WE ALWAYS START OFF WITH A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING, AND WE "DIVE" IN TO FAMILY CONVERSATION. I CHERISH THIS BECAUSE A LOT OF FAMILIES TODAY DO NOT DO THIS ANYMORE AND IT IS SO SAD BECAUSE THIS IS GREAT FAMILY TIME. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT MY KIDS DID IN SCHOOL THAT DAY, THEIR FREINDS, AND WHAT THEY ATE FOR LUNCH(LOL) NUTRITION IS IMPERATIVE TO OUR FAMILY.WE DO EAT OUT SOMETIMES, MOSTLY DURING BALL SEASON BECAUSE WE ARE ALWAYS RUNNING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. BUT, FOR THE MOST PART, I COOK. I AM A PERFECTIONIST, AND I ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING "PERFECT" SAME WITH MY COOKING, BUT I NEVER MEASURE ANYTHING, AND JUST GOES WITH WHAT FEELS RIGHT. I USE MY SOUL, AND THAT'S WHY I CALL IT "SOUL FOOD" IT'S JUST GOOD FOR MY FAMILY'S SOUL. I WILL SOMEDAY HAND DOWN RECIPES,TIPS, AND GOOD OLD SOUTHERN TRADITIONS TO MY BAILEE GRACE, FOR ITS ONLY APPRECIATED AS THE ONES WHO LEARN IT AND USE IT!

4 comments:

the mrs said...

You have inspired me to cook dinner tonight! We usually all eat separate things and at separate times. Occasionally, we all sit down together and have an actual dinner and I love that time. I am going to make a point to do that more!! THANKS...

Danielle said...

your welcome!! my family really appreciates my cooking!!! i am blessed!! nothing says lovin like cookin from the oven!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Danielle!

Who is that cute boy in the Atlanta Braves hat! Seems like he is ALWAYS at your house! :-)

Thanks for watching out for him and cooking for him, I sure don't! :-)

Les

Danielle said...

WELL, THAT IS MY OTHER SON, YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED ANOTHR BOY!! LOL GUESS I GOT ONE!! I LOVE HIM, HIS IS ALWAYS WELCOME AT HIS 2ND MOMMA'S HOUSE!! HE IS THE SWEETEST KID!!