Monday, March 30, 2009

Fork It!
















'photo by Alexis AKA 'Dirty Rat' Mom, lol'


I was not sure whether I should post this on my 'Behind The Wheel Chef' blog since it is food related, or just share it here with some 'extra' gritty gravy (just like I like it). Obviously you see which one made the grade!

Things like this just do me in on my new eating lifestyle of low fat and gluten-free (no wheat, and low carbs)... I know in my heart that I am doing good and have lost weight (not sure were yet, maybe boobs, cause the stomach seems the same!). If we eat this stuff we still could live to be one hundred, because in my family longevity over rules junk food on both sides. All my relatives, and parents lived till their late eighties, and just passed from pure exhaustion of life. Food was never relevant in that equation. I just want to be able to run after my grand kids one day, and not look like the Pillsbury dough girl in slow motion *snorting laughter*...

Alexis @ AKA Mom posted this breakfast beauty, and I just wanted to formally say 'Fork You' to her for tempting me to stray from my healthy eating... (like how the fork is standing up tall in this thick and rich dish of hers) Why? Well, because the biscuits of my childhood are made from scratch in her post, and the sausage gravy is also the chunky gravy dream of my childhood... To be exact my daddy made this dish often when he would cook on the weekends. He called it 'Shit On (a) Shingle', or SOS to be exact! He was a cook in the Navy for years, and I loved hearing his stories of the big ships and the ports as he served us all up a big plate. Usually at 4 AM before we loaded up the boat and went fishing!

I miss my daddy, hearing his stories (I heard some doo'sies when I took care of him before he passed; all those poor broken hearted women he left in the corners of the world), and I miss this dish of goodness...and I truly mean it in a loving way Alexis!

Memories are the best tasting dish of life whether bitter or sweet...




















'Alton Glen Akin, fisherman, father, friend, and sometimes foe...and my son is a total mini-meme of him in looks, charm, with, but hopefully more 'heart' savvy on my part...'

2 comments:

blueviolet said...

What a handsome dad you had and I love that you have this particular meal of memories!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

LOL you crack me up girlie. I'm so sorry I did that to you. I'm still giggling over the Fork you ... LOL you're killing me!!!

Love ya girlie, I promise to keep the carbs down, ok now i'm lying ....