Growing up, ma always set a pretty table.
There was always a centerpiece, and many times a table cloth and candles burning.
Food was always put into pretty dishes, not pots and pans, and she would always made sure that our meals were healthful.
There was always something on the supper table from every food group.
Vegetables.~~the healthy ones like salad, broccoli and cauliflower, or green beans, and every so often the corn and potatoes I craved.
And sometimes cottage cheese.
She would sprinkle the cottage cheese with paprika to make it look pretty, and I would always take some.
I took it not because I wanted it but because I felt badly that she worked so hard to make it pretty and no one else took any.
I didn’t want her to think that no one cared that she worked so hard for us.
I didn’t seem to inherit that gene.
I’m a slacker.
I tend toward one dish meals.
Dump it all into one pot and call it good.
That’s what I did with today’s TWD recipe.
I made a ‘throw together’ cheesy chili mac and topped it with the Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins that Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake picked.
This recipe is fabulous.
Go check out Rebecca’s blog and grab the recipe.