Although, my favorite lines from The Wizard of Oz are: “Be gone, before a house falls on you!”, “I’ll just bide my time.”, and “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?”, it was “There’s no place like home” that rang true for me over the last few weeks. (Yes, I can pretty much quote the whole movie!) My mother’s knee surgery, a niece’s engagement party, and readying my mom’s home for her return made for almost four weeks away from my home.
For me, home had always been Birmingham, Alabama. Even after relocating to Maryland seven years ago, I was always careful to explain that I live in Maryland but, home is Birmingham. Well, after being gone for almost 4 weeks, I realized that home is Maryland. Home is where you’re happiest and can’t wait to return! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Birmingham but I missed the life that we have as a family in Maryland.
I’m especially happy to be back in my very own kitchen, not to mention, using my very own computer! I can’t wait to share the food experiences that we had in Birmingham, including the Corn & Shrimp Chowder that was served at my niece’s engagement party.