Soul Food Junkies
January 13, 2013 Leave a Comment
Watch Independent Lens “Soul Food Junkies” at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 on Wisconsin Public Television.
Well I think it’s safe to say I’m hungry… I barely made it through the title and I already have a list of things I want to make for dinner this week. Not to mention the KFC craving I’ve had for the past week or so. I suppose it’s not too late in the season to have a fat week… there’s plenty of time ’til summer right?
I guess it’s no surprise that obesity is an issue in this country and fast food companies continue to grow despite the economies ups and downs. By and large, the best tasting foods are the worst one’s for you, and more often than not, they take a lot of time to prepare and cook on your own. Because honestly, when’s the last time you made Cajun catfish, macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes all from scratch? That’s hours of prepping and cooking for just one meal – so much easier to just get carry out.
That being said, there’s just something about a home-cooked meal that’s so much better than fast food. Now it may be the money you save, it may be the ability to control the ingredients, it could even be the fact that you have total control over how the final product turns out, but clearly the best part is the leftovers. I’m thinking ribs, garlic red-skin mashed potatoes and perhaps some steamed vegetables are on the menu this week. What’s your favorite meal to cook?