I have the greatest friend name Meg...
We "met" when I found her first blog a few years ago and started following it. We would email each other and I told her that I was starting a blog as well and she became my first follower.
I didn't even have any posts yet and she followed me!
I think I knew we would be forever friends from that moment on.
I have never met Meg but we have mailed, emailed, and texted.
We have spent hours on the phone just chatting like long lost friends.
Don't you love the blogging community?
How we can live thousands of miles away and start talking like we've known each other for life?
Meg blogs over at How To Eat Well On A Budget...she knows what she is talking about.
She has fed her family and her son's friends and countless others
on a shoestring budget
and does it with a joyful heart.
She is the nicest, most down to earth, lovely lady
and I am blessed to call her friend.
She asked me if I missed any Southern things here in Arizona.
Then she sent me this lovely care package all the way from North Carolina.
Is there anything more delicious in Potato Salad or on a sandwich?
Fly Guy is really spoiled now, he says he doesn't know if he can go back to Best Foods.
My BIL is from Eastern Texas and was thrilled to see
He told me they use it on EVERYTHING...and I have taken him at his word,
I put it on pork chops, bbq chicken and I even put a little in our hamburgers last night.
This stuff is addicting!
Then there were these lovely plaques from Southern Living at Home.
I am going to hang them in my bathroom with some metal roof tins
and this cook book
Hometown Heroes is a cook book that Meg and others collaborated on for a scholorship program to honor fallen soldier SPC Christopher Barton. I was honored that Meg sent this to me, as she spent months gathering, sorting, and typing the recipes to send to the publisher. This cook book is a tribute to Chris and all of the other soldiers serving and have served. As Meg puts it "sharing a meal together with family is one of the simplest things a soldier misses when they are away."
This package was a much needed lift to a rough week and I was beyond touched at her gesture. She is a true friend for life and I hope you all will head over to her blog
or email her if you are interested in purchasing one of the Hometown Heroes cook books.
À tout à l'heure !