By WESLEY WILSON
June 21, 2011
Five Grammy Awards, three platinum records, ten books, an upcoming Broadway Album, and a cookbook...Sandi Patty might be the busiest person on Earth! Yet, this mom of eight has never given her career priority over her kids. Sandi visited PIX11's studios this morning to cook us one of her kid's favorite recipes, the "Grown Up Grilled Cheese."
After tasting the sandwich oozing with spinach, tomatoes, bacon, and cheese, it would be impossible not to try more of her delicious recipes. You can get all of Sandi' scrumptious treats from her cookbook, Around the Table with Sandi Patty: Faith, Family, and Food. Sandi's personal favorites include the Prosciutto Wraps, the Quick Quesadillas, Mom's Magnificent Meatloaf, the Tunnel Fudge Cake, and of course, the Grown Up Grilled Cheese, (also a new favorite recipe of PIX11 Morning News)!
With a tour and Broadway album underway, Sandi has no time to battle her weight. Feeling as though she was cheating her family with an unhealthy appetite, Sandi decided to have lap band surgery, it is a procedure that places a "lap-band" around the upper part of the stomach, which acts much like a belt. But Sandi says that when it comes to weight loss, "You have to do what is right for you. No matter what, losing weight is hard work." Perhaps most inspiring about this vocalist is that she never loses sight of her faith. Her blessed voice and motherly nature has granted her a booming career, and she credits her amazing success to God. She says her favorite songs to sing are from her new album, "The Edge of the Divine." Sandi is not the only one in the house with an impeccable voice, Sandi's husband shares her singing talent and the two often sing duets.
For more information, and to stay up to date on Sandi Patty, log onto www.sandipatty.com.