In Shattered Guilt, Lyla mentions lots of home-cooked southern specialties, but mac and cheese is one that she brings to the church potluck. Me too. Although I’ve made it more often stove-to-oven, today I’m using the crock-pot. Both always get great accolades from family and friends, but I’m taking the easy route today. It’s just as delicious. The recipe is another tried and true and a favorite from a Food Network Chef. I’ll share the link below.
Larger than Life
Lyla is a sizeable woman. Both in stature, personality, and faith, Pastor Desmond welcomes her wisdom, as does her husband, Big Joe. He’s the local high school bus driver, and my critique group loves him, and he has more scenes in Shattered Guilt than Lyla. However, her presence brings strength, love, and confidence in the Lord with all with whom she interacts. I didn’t have anyone in mind when crafting her, but you know that person who infuses you with intensity to trust God? Always pointing to Jesus? That’s Lyla. You’ll learn more about her in Bay Town Christmas Fruitcake, set to release next year. It’s one of my favorite stories.
Trusty Slow Cooker
That’s how I’m making Trisha Yearwood’s recipe today. Years ago, I tried different concoctions of mac and cheese. I even mixed a few. For instance, Alton Brown adds a little dry mustard. I personally like a pinch of cumin. A friend suggested jalapenos, which I love! But for today, it’ll be the plain old delicious variety. The family loves it, but I think the little kidlets still prefer the blue box mac and cheese. You know what I mean? But give this one a try. It’s quick and easy. When I brought the crock-pot to a potluck once, our church connoisseur couldn’t believe I didn’t make it stove-to-oven. He went into detail about his recipe and came very close to saying this was better. In fact, I think he did whisper that. Here it is.
Wrapping up Bay Town Eats
Tomorrow will be the last post in Bay Town Eats, and once again, I’m not sure who will pop in, but I’ll make sure that Shattered Guilt personality brings an excellent dish to share. Have a wonderful 4th, and let’s praise God for our freedom, thanking Him for those who gave their lives. As well, expressing our gratefulness to all who continue to fight for our liberties, so we can continue to share what God has done. The future He has for us is our only hope. Only He can offer it because our hope is not in this world. It gets better, right? Celebrate!