I was in the mood for some salmon patties. I thought about having rice and black-eyed peas, but that just wasn’t sitting well with me. Then it hit me. Salmon patties with french fries, coleslaw and hush puppies. My quick version of a fish fry.
I decided on oven baked french fries so I got them started first. I like to use a packaged seasoning mix with a little oil to coat them with. Yummy!
Next, I mixed up the salmon with some flour, and egg, heated up the oil to fry them in and started cooking them. While they were frying, I began to mix the ingredients for the hush puppies.
I beat the egg, added the milk, water and onions in one bowl. I measured out the corn meal, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. OHH Shoot! I realized too late that I had put in the baking soda for the baking powder. Too much soda and decided to not even put in the powder.
I knew these two ingredients didn’t really add any flavor to the hush puppies. They are just for rising purposes. I decided to make them anyway.
The batter looked normal.
While I was frying them and trying to choose rather to serve them or not, God spoke to me. Not audibly, but in my heart. He said that “when you try to do things your way, things turn out like the hush puppies…not quite right. If you don’t obey even the smallest command, life turns out flat. It may still taste ok, but you still know something just isn’t right.”
He’s right, ya know. He may give us a ministry and we try to run with it only for things to flop because we didn’t follow Him and His will for it. When we are given a task from God, He is wanting us to join Him in His work and work with Him, not take it on by ourselves.
The hush puppies tasted just fine. We got a laugh from my mistake. I learned a lesson about God!