When Lattimore was growing up, this was his favorite meal.
Sports Illustrated’s Jonathan Jones published a profile today on the Saints’ rookie defensive back Marshon Lattimore, and the entire thing is full of interesting tidbits and very much worth a read.
But one part in particular stood out, particularly regarding Lattimore’s favorite childhood meal. When Lattimore was growing up, times were tough in his household, so his mother, Felicia Killebrew, would make meals out of whatever she had at the time. Some of her creations he still remembers quite fondly.
“My mother, she just made up any type of meal,” Lattimore said. “She put anything together. And that’d be the best meal sometime, the stuff that don’t traditionally go together.”
Killebrew often resorted to rummaging through the cabinet, trying to figure out how to feed the kids. Once she took the little bit of hamburger meat she had and scrambled that up, put it on some soft-shell tortillas, grilled a chicken breast and a side of sour cream. Then she took that 99-cent bag of Doritos and crushed that on top for family taco night.
But there’s one that Lattimore loved the most. One he wasn’t exactly sure what was on it until a few weeks ago. Killebrew would take some garlic bread, put scrambled eggs on top, syrup as dressing and then maybe some fried bologna cut up on the side. Healthy? Killebrew admits it was not. But it was a meal.
“That’s it!” Lattimore says, swirling fruit punch in a styrofoam cup after being told the recipe to his favorite made-up meal. “That was definitely what it was.”
Garlic bread, scrambled eggs and maple syrup honestly sounds like an excellent and ingenious combination, and I might have to try it soon.
Head on over to SI to check out the entire piece.