A time to cook, and a time to refrain

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content And, I can pinpoint the exact day and time that I decided to put away the pots and pans and “go modern.”It was the day that I watched as a five-quart, blue speckled, enamel stock pot of highly seasoned butterbeans slid down and off the hood of the car and crashed on the street with a platter of fried chicken right behind it.I knew the folks at Brundidge United Methodist Church would not believe a story like that. I knew I couldn’t go to the homecoming potluck dinner empty handed. I didn’t even try.I went straight to Crowe’s Fried Chicken, bought two boxes of chicken livers, put them in a covered dish and presented my offering.Folks bragged on what I had brought. They didn’t ask if I had personally fried the chicken livers or how long it took or what the recipe was. They just “cleaned the platter.”Now, I’ve always been told that you take what you learn and apply it elsewhere. I’ve applied what I learned that day to everyday situations. It matters no more if the iron frying pan has rusted, the Corning ware has broken, if I’ve misplaced the lid to the pressure cooker or if the grease can or the flour bin is empty.I have a reputation with chicken livers.People expect that of me. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Some people say that you can eat out as cheaply as you can cook at home.That does not figure into the equation for me. I don’t care whether it costs more or less to eat out than it does to cook at home. My days of frying pork chops, washing turnip greens and peeling potatoes are done.That’s not to say that I won’t cook a big meal on special occasions — and there are two of those, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Thankfully, I have one of those behind me this year.The way I figure it is that I’ve done enough cooking in my lifetime. The Bible says there’s a season for everything—a time to cook and a time to refrain from cooking or something like that. I’m a believer. Skip Published 11:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2012 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author They expect me to bring chicken livers. I oblige them.Far be it from me to deny that my cooking days are behind me.Although I am not a modern Millie, there is one “new” way that I subscribe to and that’s “eating out.” Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day A time to cook, and a time to refrain Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Listen to Homer: Send Santa that letter “Dear Santa, I want an elf. Not a pretend elf. A real one, from the North Pole. If you’re real,… read more By Jaine Treadwell My granny said that your reputation follows you. So, you have to carve a good one for yourself.I have a reputation for chicken livers. She would be proud.My friend Bannie has a reputation for chocolate pies. She makes these “to die for” chocolate pies with a meringue six inches high. Every time there’s an eating, people expect her to bring chocolate pies.last_img read more