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Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Southern Favorite

I was eating breakfast this morning, and thought I'd like to share a southern favorite of mine with all of you. I was born and raised in GA and probably eat some very weird combinations of foods that you would never think of. For instance, a Christmas morning favorite of mine is biscuits with homemade chocolate syrup. YUM! YUM!

One of my favorite bloggers, Kelly, was shocked that everyone didn't know what okra was. To be honest, I was, too! I grew up eating fried okra with fried chicken, fried corn, stewed squash and homemade cornbread. Anything fried was a regular on our table for dinner. I did not adopt these cooking habits for my family, but I do admit that about 2-3 times a year, I splurge and fry some chicken. That's one thing I DID learn to make from my mom. That and her cornbread.

Unfortunately, I did not master her homemade biscuits. I tried a couple of times, but just couldn't get the right combination of flour, buttermilk and lard. Yes, lard. Unhealthy, but SUPER YUMMO! One of my favorite breakfasts to have in the summer is a hot biscuit with a tomato slice. This morning was the first time that we've had it this year. It was SO GOOD!

Since I don't know how to make homemade biscuits like my mom, I now rely on Mary B's Buttermilk Biscuits in the frozen food section. They're not exactly like my mom's, but they're the closest I've found.

Bake them.

Slice up some HOMEGROWN tomatoes. They MUST be homegrown because the flavor of a homegrown tomato is MUCH better and very different from a store bought one. Don't forget a little salt and pepper!

Put together and ENJOY!

This may not look like a great combination to you, but my mom used to say, "Don't knock it 'till you try it!"



  1. I know I would like it! I love homegrown tomatoes and I love biscuits. Yummo!

  2. I'm not from the south but I've always loved grits, except that I like my with butter and syrup on them which is probably not how "y'all" fix them!

  3. I just picked some tomotoes out of my "very pathetic" attempt of a garden yesterday... I do agree they taste sooooo much better. Tonya I got a good little giggle out of your lard comment... YUMMO. That felt good:) Thinking of you today. Thanks for sharing... Missing Grady with you. How did the start to going back to work go. I am praying for you regarding all of the people and little ones you will come in contact with. I so relate to all of the difficulties with that. Love to you!

  4. Hmmm... I guess I have to taste it ;-)