Today Trae and I went to Costco to get ingredients for our Southern feast we are preparing for our party on Tuesday. On the menu is Jambalaya, corn bread, potato salad, collards, ham and black eyed pea fritters, and bourbon pecan pie! I am so excited. Everyone attending is from California so I hope we can prepare these delicious morsels in a way that will make our grandmothers proud and of course Paula Deen! Trae is very excited to share his Southern culture with all of our friends! Since our rental has only minimal adequate cookware, at best, for everyday cooking, we will have to borrow large cooking pots for this feast. Trae is on a 7 day off stretch. Which is really nice since I leave in 6 days.