Hey Loves, I missed you all last week but my allergies got the better of me and I had to make friends with my pharmacist.  I'm still not 100 % fine but I'm functioning.  So you all know my Mmm...Mmm...Monday posts are about something I really love at the moment but this post is different, its special.  I am posting about the two items I own that mean the world to me, and those are my Grandma's cast iron pans.  For all you that didn't know, I was raised by Grandmother and she instilled some serious pearls of wisdom in me that I unfortunately didn't appreciate until she was gone.  The one lesson she tried to teach me was to cook and at the time I wasn't receptive to her efforts.  My focus was on having this fabulous career and dining in fancy restaurants.  Fast forward over 20 years later and I am a wife and mother of two, who fancies herself to be a culinary dynamo in the kitchen.  If you would have told me 20 years ago that I would actually enjoy cooking, I would have looked at you crazy.  Well back to the pans, whenever my Grandmother would cook her Pineapple Upside Down cake, Cornbread, Fried Chicken, Spanish rice or Spaghetti and Meatballs she would pull out one of these pans.  Sometimes I would sit in the kitchen and help her prep some ingredients usually with a frown on my face.  Grandma must have forgot that I was going to be this fabulous career woman and would be too busy to cook!  It's funny how all those cooking lessons I was too stubborn to learn from my Grandma, I struggled to learn from a cookbook!  When my Grandmother passed away and some of her possessions were divided among my family, I asked for her cast iron pans, it seemed funny at the time because I couldn't cook a thing!  Grandma must have known that cooking for you family was a gift and that a meal could nourish your body and your soul!  So with my Grandma whispering in my ear, I will create memories for my family one meal at a time!  I love you forever and always Grandma Wilma and your pans are being put to good use!

Until next time!

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