Having just one child, I know I missed out on so much. With Chad’s girlfriend in the picture . . I know . . don’t count your chickens before they hatch . . but I like her! And, did I tell you that she designed a quilt using EQ that I had forgotten was on Chad’s laptop because it was my laptop for about a month before Chad got it? And she sent me a picture of it and wants me to teach her to quilt! Told she she’s a keeper! Anyway, with two of them in the picture, I get two different stories often.
They’re coming here this weekend. Here’s part of a note I got from her mid-week:
Chad is really craving your cornbread and gumbo (with the real roux). If you don’t like making the real roux, you can just show me a recipe and I can make it for you. I don’t mind at all! Besides, Chad’s making it sound WAY harder than it really is…he thinks I don’t know how to make a proper roux, but I’ve made one before and it was good.
OK! Maybe this is what you all warned me about. Somebody is going to have big shoes to fill after all the cooking I’ve done for that boy. And, notice he doesn’t like the roux in a jar! He wants the “real roux”.
By the way, we don’t have cornbread and gumbo in the same meal but Chad loves my cornbread.
But the funny thing is, later that same day, Chad called and said “Mom, Jessi is coming this weekend and she wants you to teach her to make gumbo!”
So, Chad wants gumbo. He wants real roux. He doesn’t want to ask me to make gumbo with real roux but . . if I teach Jessi to make gumbo, he thinks I’ll probably make authentic gumbo with real roux.
Guess what we’re having for dinner on Saturday night! Gumbo with “real roux”. And Sunday we’ll have something that goes with cornbread! I love that boy of mine!