At one time or another in the last three weeks, we’ve had 3-5 house guests at a time. John is a high school teacher, and has been “off work” for the summer, and we have spent a lot of that time being social with friends and family. I love having folks over, because it means I get to cook. I had a lot of fun this summer for the weeks we had John’s 16-year-old son with us.
I felt a lot of nights like I was cooking for my family, in kind of a June Cleaver/Donna Reed sort of homey comforting fantasy, but without the whole house dress and pearl earrings and perky housewife theme music. To celebrate “family style,” I thought a good fried chicken dinner would fit the bill. The Son declared it to be “amazing,” so I figured, WHY NOT SHARE!