"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."


Asian Night!

Last night was Asian Night in the Dysfunctional household.
No recipes provided, because I made it from a bag from the frozen section! PF Chang's and Wanchai Ferry - both very good. We had orange chicken and General Chang's chicken & broccoli, and I also made Lo Mein noodles.


But the best part was, I made everyone eat with chopsticks!
They were skeptical at first, but they were good sports and got the hang of it almost immediately.



{You'll notice we're very formal at the dinner table around here. The kids had just gotten out of the pool. Elayna's in her bathing suit, Tim didn't bother with a shirt, and Shelbie's got a towel on her head. Classy!}

We topped it all off with fortune cookies!




{Apparently, it's "Take a totally unflattering picture of your mom stuffing her face" month. I must have missed the memo.
Purple neon seems to help a little!}


"Through food, we learned that there were other people in the world." Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


  1. LOVE some PF Changs...I really need to give their frozen items a try!

  2. I love eating at P.F.Chang's but I haven't tried their in store line yet. Looks yummy. I was thinking that if I ate with chopsticks maybe I would lose some weight! I am terrible with them.
    Love all the pictures.

  3. those pics are great! I have never had PF Changs, do they have any vegetarian stuff? LOL if so, then I am game for trying!


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