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I love to cook! In fact, it's my passion.
I am the youngest of 5 kids. We didn't have a lot of money when I was growing up so my Mama had to work a lot. The "free" time that she did have, she spent in the kitchen.
We had a garden and every year about mid-summer she would start "putting up" the food from the garden for the winter. She didn't just can and freeze the food, she would make tomato sauce, tomato juice, spaghetti sauce, seasoned beans, vegetable soup, jams and jellies, pickled...well everything. I could go on forever. I was fascinated by it all and she would always let me help.
As I got older, I took on some of the cooking chores. I never saw it as a chore though...I always thought it was fun. To this day I've never lost that feeling. There's just something about "creating" something for others to enjoy.
When my youngest daughter was growing up, she loved to play softball. She would play in tournaments on the weekends.
If you've ever been to Georgia in the summertime, you know how hot it can get and there aren't any trees on a softball field. The girls would eat hamburgers and hot dogs out of the concession stand and then get out there on the field and get sick so I decided to start making them sub sandwiches and fruit. That, of course, graduated to banana bread, fruit trays with dip and elaborate homemade deli trays.
Then, she went off to college (in south georgia as if Macon wasn't hot enough!) and it was the same thing only on a bigger scale.
In the fall of the year there were always new members of the softball team. To welcome them, my daughter would host a homemade make-your-own-pizza party at her apartment. I would make homemade pizza dough and provide all kinds of toppings. Everyone would grab a ball of dough and make it into their very own creation. They had a great time with it and I think it helped them to bond as a team.
Papa Coffey and I even started making breakfast sometimes when they would play early in the day home games and I knew they wouldn't eat before the game.
I would make them cookies and cupcakes to eat on long road trips. They loved it and many times would ask myself or my daughter for my recipes.
At some point, they started calling me "Mama Coffey" and it's been my name ever since. My daughter has since graduated and is now a teacher and ...you guessed it...a softball coach. Here we go again...and I wouldn't have it any other way!
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