Over the last few weeks I have grown a little weary of the current emphasis on healthy eating. Don’t get me wrong, I have a husband that is a diabetic and we have been committed to healthy eating for a long time. I work with preschool kids everyday and we have a very high priority for the children to have nutritious food and to exercise. Every day I want improve on my behavior from the day before.
I do get tired of sitting down with someone to share a meal and they think it is important to share how unhealthy our food is. I sometimes think it is a contest to see if one person can prove they are more healthy than another person. I was raised to believe that was impolite.
I seriously thought about not blogging anymore as I felt most people now are vegan, gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant or on some type of special diet. I really started to feel as if no one really wanted to hear about the wonderful traditions of the South. I then realized this blog is about my Southern roots and that is what I enjoy writing about the most. So I am going to focus on the recipes and traditions that mean so much to me. When I changed my focus and returned my thoughts to who I am, I got excited about this blog again.
When I saw this recipe for Carolina Sweet Potato Fritters I knew I wanted to share it with you. I think I clipped it from a copy of Our State Magazine recently and it sounds wonderful. I even think this would be a great treat for an afternoon snack when the kids come home from school.
I was also raised to believe it is impolite to go to someone[s house and read the labels on the food they are serving or to tell the hostess not to even offer you anything to eat. I was taught to say, “No, Thank You” and I think that is all that is really required today. The choices we make determine the direction of our lives so my choice is to be a Southern girl that loves living in the Old North State.
So Does That Mean I Am Southern, I certainly hope so. Thanks for stopping by.