Hey, Let’s Talk!

Hey, Let’s Talk!
Cook Anyway

As I was getting ready to take a break from a some anticipated yardwork a swift shadow passed over me. Quickly looking up I noticed nothing but by adjusting to the angle of the sun I saw a large black bird sailing just over the top of the green pine canopy. An eagle!? I have seen those cruising around Barney Goss’ Lake before so I eagerly tracked the flight of this bird to see if I could identify it. Noticing how effortlessly he sailed with the air currents I was reminded of that often plagiarized scripture from Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles!” How powerful, how beautiful and my heart soared up to that bird. Perhaps not an eagle but strong and free and … hungry.

Now all hungry and searching for something to cook, one of the recipes that interested me was a Mississippi Roast from Sam Sifton’s column last week in the NYT Cooking Section. He was uncharacteristically complaining about cooking – In a cooking column. He said he was tired of “(…) the tyranny of it all. The occasional malaise about performing a task that, ordinarily, you love so much. Here’s what to do. Cook anyway. Cook something new, even if you don’t have all the ingredients. Cook to surprise yourself and, maybe, you will be surprised!”

He liked this version of Mississippi Roast by Robin Chapman of Ripley, Ms.:



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