#kitchenmemory Monday: Learning How to Pick Greens

One of my funniest #kitchenmemories is the time I learned how to pick greens.

Picture it. I’m about 4 years old. I’m a pretty observant little kid, and I’m always trying to do things myself. I would spend summers with my grandmother in Arkansas. She loved her garden, so it was a no-brainer that I would be right there with her. She taught me how to shell peas, pick greens, all of that stuff. So once she taught me how to pick greens, she also showed me how to wash them.

So when I got back home with mom, I wanted to show her my new skills!

My mom loves plants. We always had some kind of plant at home.

So remember, I’m a really observant kid. And I’m like hey, that plant kinda looks like greens! Perfect!

I pick the leaves off the vines, separate them from the stalk, put them in a bowl.

My mom notices that her plants look funny. And she realizes that all the leaves are missing.

She comes in the kitchen to hear, “Hey Mom look, I picked the greens!”

My mom stares at me in shock that 1. I had picked the leaves off her plant and 2. they were picked correctly!

We still laugh about that to this day!

What’s your favorite #kitchenmemory? Share below!