The OG’s of Christmas

For the past few years I have enjoyed cooking Christmas dinner at home and then going out to visit others. I don’t prepare a big meal, just something small like: baked chicken, cabbage, Dressing (it is capitalized because it is a food group) and potato salad. So this year I decided to make a grocery list because I am an avid Christmas eve shopper as well (dont judge me). I think my last minute shopping came from when I worked in retail at Tar-j, I always worked the day before the holidays so I enjoyed the rush of the crowd and the last minute Christmas shoppers.
Storytime: Anywho, this morning I’m preparing to make my cornbread for my dressing and realized I didn’t have milk. Thankfully, 7-11 was open and was walking distance, so I was okay. However I told my friend and she reminded me we are still babies in the kitchen, which is so true.

That statement inspired me to think of the top 10 things veterans would do when they cook vs a newbie.

So here is my list:
1. The OG’s prep the night before. They chop up all their veggies and have everything on the counter ready to go.
2. The OG’s wake up early and cook, like 4 or 5 am or stay up late. As for me, I woke up at 7am and stayed in the bed until 9am. #whosrushing Lol.
3. The OG’s buy duplicate essential items, just to ensure they have them. I passed by the milk in the store yesterday and said nah I don’t need it.
4. The OG’s don’t measure stuff, they just go by taste. Ex: Just add a pinch or a smidget of salt. Ummm does that equate to 1/8th or 1/16th of a teaspoon? #imaskingforme
5. The OG’s have aprons or cooking mumus. I have on shorts and a white tee. ???
6. The OG’s have heavy duty pots and pans that are older than me and that are so large you can fit a baby inside. I have the 6 pots and pans set you buy on sale and that’s it. Lol.
7. The OG’s cook by smell and have fake timers in their head. I set the timer on my stove or phone.
8. The OG’s have qwerks about how they cook things and it has to be done in that particular order. And believe me their order usually works.
9. The OG’s don’t allow anyone in their kitchen while they are cooking. If you bring something, sit it on the dining room table.
10. The OG’s have recipes in their head memorized from watching others before them cook. I go to YouTube or have to write them down.

Happy Birthday Jesus! Thank you to all the OG’s that paved the way for me and others.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 KJV

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  1. Hilarious! Where’s the lie?

    1. wrenhowsway says:

      #thatpart lol

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