Tuesday, June 23, 2009

UPDATED- A New Feature, Southern Staples and a Smile- Cow and goat become unlikely roadside attraction

Here in the south there are some things that just define the culture. Some of those being the humidity (take note, southern women don't sweat, we "glisten"), the dialect (hun-neh and pah-dun, included), and especially important, the food. And be quite certain there "ain't" no one that can serve it up like someone's momma or grandmomma.

Those of you that were not lucky enough to be born in the south can cook like one, with the proper instructions, mind you. Today we are going to examine some of those essential and defining southern dishes. Pretty soon, you will be serving up a slice of cornbread and sweet tea like a southern belle. Ok, almost....we still need to work on that drawl. In the meantime....the dishes. Every Tuesday on my recipe blog, Plates and Places, I will introduce you to the fine art of southern cuisine.
Today's first introduction, Kiss my Grits. So be sure and drop by.

And finally...a smile

Typically on my blog, I share my own written post but today this story in the Shelby County Reporter caught my eye and made me smile. As Ann Murray sings in the song "A Little Good News", "We sure could use a little good news today".
This story is certain to put a smile on your face! Have a great day!

Shelby County Reporter Cow and goat become unlikely roadside attraction

13 comments:

Derek said...

Wow, Leigh. I really like the new header!!!!

Cindy said...

This was the first thing that I read this morning. Thank you for starting my day out with a smile and warm fuzzy! I even posted that to my FB page. Precious story. Sure hope that goat stays off the road.

Cindy said...

This was the first thing that I read this morning. Thank you for starting my day out with a smile and warm fuzzy! I even posted that to my FB page. Precious story. Sure hope that goat stays off the road.

Rue said...

Hi Leigh :)

That is such a cute story! Everyone needs love, even goats and cows LOL

I've had the darndest time getting on your blog lately. It's that error thingy again... ugh.

Have a great day!!

xoxo,
rue

♥georgie♥ said...

Leigh I love the 'we don't sweat we Glisten'!!!

Jo said...

I love the header - so summery.......Jo

scrappydee said...

Love the starfish ( a personal favorite) photo. As for the story, thank you so much for the smile - it brings back a memory for me. We had a dog about 18 years ago that is now gone because he wouldn't stay home, but our neighbors had a bull - those two would run up and down the fence like 2 dogs and they slept together! One night my PC went outside to close the gate and that bull had wondered into the yard - I have never saw my hubby run so fast or turn so white! Thanks for the smile and the memory jogger!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute story - thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had a great vacation.
Glenda

Bama Belle said...

OH, I ADORE THE STARFISH! FABULOUS!

Kirby3131 said...

I have to agree with Derek, that's a great new photo of the starfish.

Well, I guess you hit the jackpot with the Goat and Cow story. I loved it. I had tears running down my face though at the end. The Christmas package - Oh mercy! I may have to run that on my blog, too -- I am afterall, The Goat :)

Your Southern cooking lessons sound like something my husband would love for me to learn!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is a cute story, Leigh!

I think I am the only one in the family who eats grits. I suppose it's because I am from "south" Missouri!LOL

Oh, humidity gets pretty high up here, at times. We were at a festival with oldest daughter and her friend, one hot summer day. She told me she couldn't believe how instead of sweatin' I glistened. Humidity is wonderful for the complexion.

jennifer said...

I like your new header!

We were in the Alabaster area a couple of times Saturday. I wish that I had looked for Molly and her buddy.

And the Shelby County Reporter - THAT brings back memories.

Mari said...

What a sweet story. You gave me a smile today!