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Jamie’s documentaries in England created major changes in the school food system. Junk was banned as were vending machines, and students were required by law to take at least 18 hours of cooking lessons before graduating.

And why shouldn’t they? Why shouldn’t children be taught the things they truly need in order to survive in this world? How to cook at least six meals, how to brush and floss properly, how to finance and budget their money, how not to get pregnant and catch STD’s? I wasn’t taught ANY of that in school. Some I learned from home, and some I learned on my own. Life would have been so much easier if these things were required along with English, math and science.

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We usually eat the chicken barbecue because chicken is better for you, blah, blah, blah. But  I ran across a few recipes for Barbecue Beef Sandwiches which got me to thinking. WELL. The chicken BBQ is really just a mock beef BBQ, isn’t it?

I decided to give it a try.

Maybe I was hungry, but when I finished my sandwich with sticky, BBQ fingers and juice splattered all over my plate I told Matt, “This might be the best thing I’ve ever eaten.”
He laughed, reaching for another one. It was a little sweeter—and messier than the chicken BBQ, but out of our three star system, we gave this one a four!

Southern cookin' at its best.

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