My Family is the most important part of my life.My prayer is that God leads our every thought, every dream, and most of all, He leads our Family through this great gift He has given: LIFE.. May we be the kind of Family that loves as He has loved us, teach our children the love of Our Father, Jesus Christ. This Fantastic Family of Four will always love and protect each other, and give our best to one another, and forever love and forgive, thats what makes us Fantastic!
Our Fantastic Family Of Four Forever Believes
"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family" Anthony Brandt
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!