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?