Real Good Food: Getting By With A Little Help From My Friends

My Bestie’s Lunch:  Jerk Chicken, black beans, rice and cabbage


Lady G ain’t the only one who knows how to throw down in the kitchen.

Today, I decided to share a pic of my girl, Gloria’s, lunch–which was actually leftovers from her Sunday Meal.

No, seriously, all of my closest friends are bigly into cooking real good food.

Don’t get me wrong, it is sometimes necessary to drop express meals via microwave.

However, my friends, who are all working mothers, believe strongly in the importance of cooking ‘from scratch’ as often as possible.

But there’s a trick to making that happen and here it is…

When you come home after a long day, be it from work or play, go straight to the kitchen and get started cooking.  It also helps if you do some advanced prep work like washing and seasoning meats or cutting up vegetables.

Now, after you’ve gotten everything simmering, baking or whatever the case may be, THEN you can go take your shoes off and put on some comfortable clothes.

Of course, you don’t want to leave your food unattended for long or you’ll have bigger fish to fry (pun intended), so you must get back to the kitchen ASAP.  Also make sure that children are always being supervised by an adult in the kitchen.  If I am frying , searing or sautéing something,  I do not leave it unattended.

Anyway, the ‘start cooking first’ trick works for me because I find that if I go straight to my bedroom and get too comfortable I will not feel much like cooking… and, at that point, a real good dinner quickly morphs into pizza, cereal or sandwiches.


And so…

To sum it up, prepare as much as possible in advance and start cooking as soon as you walk in the door.

By the way, If you would like for me to share a picture of one of your real good meals, please shoot me an e-mail at:

Be sure to put “Real Good Food” in the subject line and if it is real food that looks really good then I’ll highlight it here.  Be sure and add a quick backstory about your selection 🙂

May you all have a blessed week!

Love and light to you!

Lady G 😘💋




28 thoughts on “Real Good Food: Getting By With A Little Help From My Friends

  1. Hey love – you think you’re slick with that title … as if I wouldn’t notice that reference to Joe Cocker/the Wonder Years theme song!!

    You are right about preparing in advance. I knew a woman from my old neighborhood that did ALL her cooking on Sunday, and then just put everything in the freezer/refrigerator. When she got home from work during the week, she just warmed it up for the kids. I see the wisdom to it … but I imagine her Saturday meals were a bit =/ lol.

    We definitely need to abandon the faster meals! Great work! =D

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    1. Look at you peeping game regarding the title! LOL!!! But you know what baby boy? I was actually thinking about the Beatles who wrote that jam! LOL!! But, giving credit where it’s due, you are right, Joe Cocker had the most widely recognized version so you are on the money! LOL!
      But, to your point, I can’t get myself to cook everything for the week in one day. I’ve thought about it but cooking, for me, is kinda like writing. I have to let the spirit move me (How you like that Marvin reference?) LOL!!!
      Always good to see you love!

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      1. Ahhhhh. So check this out: The Wonder Years is one of my all time favorite shows. I love that theme song with Joe Cocker. One day, I told my girlfriend that it was Cocker and she said ..”no, that’s the Beatles”. I looked up the Beatles song and I was angry!!! I wanted Cocker to be the originator of this. So, you know what, Lady G? Aint nobody trynna hear about the Beatles right now!!! Cocker did it better!! LOL.

        And I feel you about cooking and needing to be moved by the spirit. It shouldn’t be all about efficiency – it should also be somewhat fun! =D

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  2. OMG that looks soooooo good!!! Start cookin’ right away, yup yup, well I’ll *try*!
    Now, I’d like to send *you* a pic of something i made, … I’m pretty sure I have one somewhere here… hmmmm……….
    heh, still lookin’!
    . . .

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  3. tunisiajolyn84

    Great advice. Now if only I would take it… lol I haven’t cooked in so long. I need to get back on it though so this may be the motivation I need, especially with that photo. Mmm mm mm!

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  4. Oh such great advice! With your advice and with an epiphany I’ve just had, I think I’m going to start prepping it out at the weekend, gather all ingredients and put them together so I’m ready to go. Then there won’t be any excuse not to have a healthy dinner!! That dish above is gorgeous!

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