My mother cooked all moisture and most nutrients out of all of the food she ever cooked. Growing up, I was a skinny teenager probably due to some vitamin deficiency caused by their lack of presence in our meals. I was never concerned about any diseases from undercooked food. That would never happen. There was always massive amounts of food at any meal but you could rest assured that it was always well done.
She enjoyed sausage for breakfast on many mornings. The way she cooked them, they would have also served well as miniature hockey pucks. I always enjoyed fried okra but was surprised when I ate it for the first time anywhere other than at home. Mom’s fried okra was always cooked to the extreme where the corn meal breading was barely held on the pieces of okra that had were black or at least a dark green color.
I spend a lot of time working with the music ministry of the church that I attend. I sing in the choir, play bass in the praise band and sing many of my religious songs during our services. I occasionally fill in leading singing or playing the piano. I also get called on for the occasional special music during the worship service. A few years ago we had a pastor who was greatly involved in an organization from various denominations that conducted prayer services at different churches throughout our city. Our pastor had offered to host one of these services at our church and asked people involved in our music ministry to assist in providing music. The service was held on a weekday in the early afternoon. I was able to adjust my work schedule to attend.
Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer, Storyteller