Growing up as a “city mouse” who was raised in the country, there were vegetables all over. Each and every one, fried. We had fried potatoes, fried squash, and fried okra. I remember very clearly the can of Crisco that my mother kept above the stove. Everything was cooked in a cast iron skillet. Yum-o!
Whether it was because of my mother’s affinity for lard or my affinity for McDonald’s, I never really enjoyed eating vegetables.
All that has changed.
In the orientation class for the UAMS program, Betsy joked, “After 6 weeks on meal replacements, a piece of steamed broccoli will seem very appealing.” Boy, was she right! This plate of roasted vegetables was HEAVENLY! I’ve even shared my new-found love for veggies with my friends and coworkers.
Who knew a roasted cherry tomato was SO GOOD!?