Growing up, my children acted as if they couldn’t survive without a morning bacon sandwich to get their day started. They would even place “to go” orders! The nerve of them! Nevertheless, I obeyed! I was the “Queen of bacon sandwich preparation.” I toasted the bread, applied grape jelly, scrambled the eggs with cheese, and added layers of crispy bacon. “Mommy, these sandwiches are – Yummy to our tummy and finger licking good.” Children will say anything for a meal and servitude! When we look back, we parents realize how our children had us in the palm of their hands. Most parents can tell a story as to how they were a “sucker.” Interesting, last week, my darling son made me a BLT sandwich. It had bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, banana peppers, and a few more of his secret ingredients. It was extremely tasty; delectable! Maybe, my cooking wasn’t in vain; maybe my children learned a few things or two! His bacon sandwich was so good that it “would make you want to slap your Mother!” Of course, that is a Southern expression for good cooking. If you know my “put the fear of God in you” Mother, you would be too afraid to even think that thought; let alone utter the words ….even in silence! Now, let me see what my wonderful daughter has “cooking!” I may have another free meal. As you think of a dish that was special to you back in the day, remember that payback can be tasty as well as marvelous! Bon appetit!
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