Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Louisiana Culture

It was the Christmas before Brock and I got married. I was meeting my future in-laws for the first time. The whole family was gathered around talking amongst themselves. The ladies standing around me were talking about the dishes they had cooked for the occasion. What I said next made everyone stop in their tracks. I made the mistake of saying, "I don't know how to cook!"

At that moment, everyone stopped talking and looked at me. Now, it was awkwardly quiet and all eyes were on me. A nervous giggle escaped me as I timidly said, "I plan on learning, though."

What I did not know then but know now is that cooking and eating is a big part of their culture in Louisiana where Brock's family lives. They have some great food! My mother-in-law made me a recipe book for our wedding. I still use that book. It's all warn with big food stains and such. I found out that I am not much of a chef, but I can follow a recipe!

We are at Brock's parents house right now. We were just talking about that memory last night after our feast of a dinner. We always eat really well in Louisiana!


Haley said...

That story always makes me laugh. :)