Sunday, July 13, 2008

Confessions.

I am an okay "cook" I am not a great cook and I have never professed to be. In fact I am very out of practice at the whole cooking thing because my husband does all of it. I've maybe cooked dinner 3 times since I've been married...maybe.

However, I was watching the Food Network today...Paula Dean to be exact, and she said that 'you know someone's a good cook if they can make good collard greens' Good Lord. And I am now going to admit to all of you that I don't know anything about Southern Cooking. I have no idea what collard greens are. Make that: collard greens, fried green tomatoes, black eyed peas, sweet patato pie, fried chicken (okay i know what fried chicken is, but never it my life would i think people actually make this at home in their kitchens). I have heard of the mentioned foods (thanks to Seanna), but I have not had a bite of them (less the fried chicken). Don't know what's in them, what they consist of and why you'd want to eat them.

I was born in North Dakota. We eat 'hotdish' and jello 'salads'. I have never seen my mom fry ANYTHING in her life. The concept of a vat of hot oil in your kitchen seems crazy and dangerous. However, a hotdish with elbow macaroni sounds comforting...as sad as that is.

So according to Paula Dean I am apparently not a good cook, but maybe I am healthier for it?

5 comments:

Rose C said...

I don't know, that couscous sounds GOOD girl!

And we just put on baby einstein, and Colin is so excited! He is dangerously climbing up and down the television to a stand (Matt is supervising). You might want to invest in one of those!

Andrea said...

So... enlighten me... what's in HotDish? Never heard of that one either...

Michael said...

I agree...hotdish? I've had a few of the southern dishes...greens are BIG down here, as is fried chicken. There are like 5 common chains of fried chicken fast food places and they are everywhere. And everyone down here says you're a good cook if you can do greens. Apparently, it's a defining dish. I'll just have uncooked salad myself, thanks. :)

Stephanie said...

So, that last comment was me, not my husband. I was accidentally signed onto his Google account. :)

Annie said...

Hotdish= think casserole or a one pot meal. Same thing we just call it by a different name in the upper midwest...dorky I know!