"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born - it's an idea, a state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, high school football, country music, and acoustic guitars. It's being hospitable, being devoted to front porches, magnolias, the good Lord, and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way."


Introducing My Assistant Chef

My daughter Elayna, who will be 9 on Saturday, is my Official Assistant Chef. She takes her role very seriously and heaven forbid I accidentally complete a task myself that she is capable of doing! She gets VERY upset with me!
This particular dinner was very simple. I had to get up in the middle of my normal sleeping time (again!) so I was tired and not really feeling it. Also, the kids were hungry very early, so we went ahead and cooked early. We had sausages with peppers & onions on buns, mac & cheese, and tortilla chips.

Elayna did the macaroni & cheese (from a box) by herself, except that I drained the water. She helped me with the sausages.


And it was a big hit!

Happy kids + full bellies + easy dinner = Happy Mama!

1 comment:

  1. Aw she is soo cute!!! Great chef she is - you should be proud, mama!

    My youngest one is just like your daughter - she loves to cook(or watch.lol)


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