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The Family Meal

Today, my wonderful father arrived home from his 5 day business trip, and he walked in right when me and my mom were preparing dinner. My brother, who was faithfully working on our lawn, walked inside, since of course, my dad arrived. We were all standing around talking, and having a good time, and then we had to get back to dinner, or at least I did. My mom went off down stairs with my dad, so the meal was in my hands!! We were all happy that my dad was home, and I was happy my amazing brother was back from work. He works every day except Wednesdays, so I don’t get to see him as much anymore. But when we were all together, I felt like a family. When my dad isn’t here, that’s a big piece of our family that isn’t here, so I really like it when he comes home, just as dinner is being prepared! I can’t say that I’ve never made a meal without being angry, because I have, many times, but at times like these, I really enjoy cooking. When I know that my dad is on his way to our cozy house, and ready for me to hit him with one of my new creations, that’s when I enjoy it!

Okay, I’ve said enough about family, even though there’s more to say, but I might get back to that later! Okay, so my meal was absolutely delicious, and thanks to my mom, we had meatloaf. I’m not an expert at the kind of meatloaf we wanted tonight… my mom is sort of the chef for certain recipes, like the old family ones. I’m the one who does the experimenting! Anyways, so I told her I wanted her meatloaf, and she made it!  I did the sides.  I made cornbread, and boiled golden potatoes both out of “Get in There and Cook”, and the were really good! What I did for the cornbread was get some cornmeal, and mix that in with some flour and sugar, and some baking powder and baking soda, and then a little salt. Then I added buttermilk, and eggs, and then mixed that together, then cooked that in a 425 degree oven for 30 minutes! And it was really good, but I honestly have to say, I’m really not a big cornbread person. I find it… bland. I can’t find a taste. I just taste a dullness, but it was okay. And the potatoes were really simple! All I did was boil them with some salt, and I was good to go! They turned out just like baked potatoes, but they tasted a little different. I think that was because I used golden potatoes! But, I was happy with my meal, and it was super tasty! Except for the cornbread, at least to me. My family loved it!

Okay, so I’m going to be running a little voting session. This will go on for a while, but I just can’t seem to make up my mind. Okay, so here it goes. Vote Yes, if I should make lobster for my very last meal. Vote No, if you think I can’t handle it. I get really freaked out at certain things, but maybe I can deal with the lobster. I want to, but they just gross me out. I’ve been going to their little tanks they have at the grocery store, and they are okay, but that’s because there is glass in between us, but I’ve been thinking about it, but I need advice, and votes. So please HELP me! It’s in my cookbook, so maybe I should go for it. I mean, I can’t do the WHOLE cookbook without making lobster, so I think I should. Anyway! I must leave you now, for I am about to fall asleep on the keyboard!!!!!!
Happy Eating!!!


3 responses »

  1. I vote no. I think it will be too hard on you right now. There are plenty of other ingredients to keep practicing with. Love you!

    • Thanks for the vote. But I still have a while until I’d have to make it, so I’m just really confused about what I want to do, but thanks, hopefully it will help! I super duper hope! ❤
      Junior Chef

  2. Carolyn Davis (G-ma)

    Your wonderful dad loves you so much.

    Daddy (at G-ma’s)


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