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  •  That's funny (5+ / 0-)

    My daughter, Marea was married here at home on Halloween.  I was going around to different places to put food for 70 together.  I'm buying big shimp and country ham--the whole deal.  I asked Marea what she want me to cook special for the wedding.  Proving you can't take the country out of the girl, she said immediately. "Soupbeans and cornbread."  So we had big shimp, country hams, fancy little things on crackers, vegetarian dishes, and a side of Soupbeans and Cornbread.  I finally was able to cook something in my big pot.

    •  Best to Marea - great story! (6+ / 0-)

      When I was growing up, I swore I'd never eat pinto beans again - too many meals as a kid. My son was born when I was but 19 and we went to Germany for two years to live (my ex was active-duty Army) and I had to learn to cook. Well, we were poor and couldn't afford a telephone so I saved my pennies for a couple of months so I could call home to my mom - I was so homesick and had a lot to say to her but the first words outta my mouth were, 'Mommy, how do I cook pinto beans - wahhhhhh? And the tears were out and running.

      Funny but now my idea of comfort food is beans, fried potatoes, cornbread, sliced onion and tomatoes and a jar of chow-chow - the very meal I swore I'd never cook in my own kitchen. Same for my daughter now - her first night home from college last week, she asked for beans and cornbread.

      "In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable." Tom Robbins

      by va dare on Fri Dec 01, 2006 at 05:41:40 AM PST

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