Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Food for the Soul
The best meals consumed are always made with love. I recently took an overdue trip out to South Carolina to visit my family for a celebration of our late grandmother "Elsie Mae Luck". This was such a joyous occasion to be around the family that influenced the person I am today. The picture above is my myself and my lovely aunts. I haven't seen them in many years and couldn't wait to get out there and give each one a big bear hug. We did some serious cooking for the family and as my uncle bill said "y'all put your foot in it". There was of course my personal favorite, "gumbo" and my aunt sue made an amazing jambalaya (I might have helped a little). The one observation I noted was the abundance of farming in the south. Every street corner had some type of produce stand selling their proud accomplishments of the season. I had an amazing peach out there that reminded me of what summer is all about. Even though it was a short trip, I gained some great memories and hilarious stories. The trip was definitely worth all the mosquitos bites, plane delays, and everlasting road trips. I will say that I'm glad to be home with my wife and comfortable bed whom I missed dearly.