Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Theme Thursday: Lunch
Did somebody say "Lunch"???
Since I left the south, my taste buds scream out for the good old food of my youth. I was born and reared in Florida and one of my fondest "food memories" is of a traditional Floridian meal of Fried Mullet, Baked Beans, Grits, and Hushpuppies. Yum! (We had this for supper many times when I was growing up.)
I would also settle for some fried catfish, coleslaw, sliced tomatoes, and hushpuppies.
Or some baked ham, blackeyed peas, and cornbread.
Or some of my mother's Chicken and Dumplings -- OMG! I'm starving now.
These are dumplings rolled out on the cutting board and sliced into long strips and dropped into the cooking chicken and broth. Very Southern. And so good you just jump up and say, "Howdy Ya'll!"
Isn't it strange how restaurants rarely serve ham or pork? And vegetables! Most restaurants don't have a clue what an actual vegetable really is.
I really miss Southern cooking...