Last year at this time there wasn't any snow on the ground and signs of spring were slowly popping. The biggest sign of spring that popped this time last year was Madeline's first dance recital. Recitals are always held in the spring not sure why but it certainly seems that way to me. Maybe because all those pretty young ladies dancing around in brightly colored dance costumes make you think of flowers and sunshine. I remember being so excited to see her first recital and when she came out on stage with her fellow dancers I wasn't disappointed at all if anything I was even more excited for her and me.
The song the instructor picked was perfect "Tiny Dancer" and that's what she was a tiny little dancer all pretty in pink. A perfectly beautiful little Prima Donna.
As Grandmama I don't think I could be any prouder. After the recital was over Madeline got changed had a nap and then came home with me for some fun in the sun and a little play time. As always Domino is never far away watching carefully that nothing goes wrong.
She won't admit it but she really does love Domino. When she thinks we aren't looking she pets him and hugs him and she never misses kissing him good bye when she goes home.
" What Was Dinner " Dinner wasn't exactly healthy on many levels but it was a memory for me. My favorite birthday dinner growing up and what I liked the most when we went to Sunday night dinner at Grandma's house. Fried Chicken. For the most part I bake my chicken now with a breading that comes out like fried chicken from a bucket, well all most. On the rare occasions that I do fry chicken I use only one method and that is un-breaded and fried in bacon fat. I learned this according to my memory from my Grandma. My brothers say no she used bacon fat for sure but that she breaded her chicken pieces. I think I am right, really it doesn't matter the smell of the frying chicken always takes me right back to my Grandma's kitchen where I learned most of my cooking skills. Her kitchen was small compared to today's kitchens but there was always room for me. My Grandparents made the most of every square inch of that room and for what ever reason that room just felt like love.
|chicken, frying pieces 1lb per person|
|salt and pepper to taste|
|3-4 slice||bacon fat or 3tbsp cooking oil|
|large||skillet that hold heat ( ie cast iron )|
When you oil is hot enough carefully place chicken in pan bottom side down.Cover and simmer on mediumish heat for 15 min
This with instant mashed potatoes and corn use to be my favorite Birthday Dinner. It is what I asked for every year. My taste buds grew up and I no longer eat instant anything and most certainly not potatoes.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Thank you for stopping by.