Cullman Senior Magazine Summer 2019 - Page 46

Benefits of Shared Mealtimes: Mama's Fried Chicken Psychological: Regular mealtimes which are shared provides a sense of rhythm and regularity in lives. They offer a sense of containment and familiarity and can evoke deep feelings of contentment and security. Mealtimes are also a grounding opportunity, a time when anxieties can be expressed and you can be listened to. Note: One of many different recipes provided by families who live here in Cullman County and have a weekly luncheon. Social: Yield: 4 to 6 servings Fried chicken is, put quite simply, a decadent delight when done right, and this recipe will take you back to the days when your mother used to fry her famous chicken for Sun- day dinner. This Southern classic, Mama’s Fried Chicken, is simple in its perfection. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Sharing meals helps to develop social skills in children. Children learn from behavior modeled by parents and older siblings. Mealtimes provide an opportunity where children and adolescents can learn to listen and learn how to interact in conver- sation. Importantly, mealtimes make people feel connected to others. Ingredients: • 1 (3 to 4-pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon pepper • 2 cups buttermilk • Self-rising flou • Vegetable oil Biological: Regular mealtimes are good biologically. They provide rhythm and make us stop and focus on eating in upright chairs which improves digestion. The act of talking and listening also slows down the eating process. How to Make It: Sources: mentalhealth.org and standardsofchilren.org Step 1 Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic bag, and add buttermilk. Cover or seal, and chill at least 2 hours. How will you be Remembered? Step 2 Remove chicken from buttermilk, discarding buttermilk. Dredge chicken in flou . Moss Service Funeral Home Serving you for over 135 years Call: 256-734-1821 Step 3 Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover chicken, and cook 9 minutes. Turn chicken; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 to 9 minutes, turning chicken the last 3 minutes for even browning, if necessary. Drain on paper towels. Our Family specializes in celebrating the life of your family! • Residential Habilitation • Personal Assistance (Medical & Behavioral) • Community Integration • Professional Assessment & Monitoring • Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) 46 | SUMMER 2019 Let us plan the celebration of a lifetime for you! 310 Graham St. SW • Cullman, AL 35055 256-775-6655 • cullman@helpathome.com Moss Service Funeral Home CULLMAN COUNTY SENIOR MAGAZINE 232164-1