Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Martha Stewart Meets Duck Dynasty
As most of you know, our family walks with our feet firmly planted in two worlds. One world is beautiful, refined and full of "Good Things". The other is, well, a little more unorthodox. As I attempted to explain the complexities of our lifestyle to a new acquaintance, I came to the conclusion that we are the epitome of "Martha Stewart Meets Duck Dynasty". How can that be, you ask? Let me show you some examples.....
1. Our Martha Stewart: A daily indulgence in 4 o'clock tea, freshly brewed, served in fine china, accessorized with french linens. It's a good thing.
2. Our Duck Dynasty: Spending the afternoon destroying a car in the backyard with every caliber weapon known to man. Happy, Happy, Happy.
3. Our Martha Stewart: Enjoying fresh, homemade fettuccine, with Alfredo sauce made with our own homemade Parmesan cheese and homemade french bread, fresh from the oven, along with a glass of homemade wine. It's a good thing.
4. Our Duck Dynasty: Returning the bowling ball that our neighbor (1/2 mile away) shot into our garden with his bowling ball cannon so that the kids can watch him shoot it again. Happy, Happy, Happy.
5. Our Martha Stewart: Making sure we keep up with our weekly silver polishing routine. It's a good thing.
6. Our Duck Dynasty: Quickly butchering 3 deer at once so we can get them off the kitchen table in order to set it for dinner. Happy, Happy, Happy.
7. Our Martha Stewart: Writing a chapter in my cookbook called "Appetizers, Beverages & Tea Time Indulgences". It's a good thing.
8. Our Duck Dynasty: Writing recipes in my cookbook for "Animal Rennet from a suckling ruminant animal - kid, calve, lamb" and "Witchety Grubs". Happy, Happy, Happy.
9. Our Martha Stewart: Bringing out Great Grandmothers "Breakfast China" every spring (I call it our "Summer China") and her "Luncheon China" every fall (I call it our "Winter China). It's a good thing.
10. Our Duck Dynasty: Requiring butchering, rendering, hunting, canning and stalking in our children's core curriculum. Happy, Happy, Happy.
This list could go on and on - this is just a sampling. As you can see, we love "Good Things" and we are Happy, Happy, Happy. Here's to the refined and rustic and all of you!