Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Southern Staples

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.
Here's a hint, my post does contain a Seinfeld reference.
For today's recipe, click here.


abeachcottage said...


so you glisten down there do you? lol

off to click your recipe blog


Blondie's Journal said...

Glisten?? Wait until you start having hot flashes!! LOL!!

Love Plates & Places. Left a comment & copied the recipe. Love it!! Great idea for a second blog, Leigh!!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Well girl its hot here on my mountain top in Calif and I'm sweating ha ha!! May you have a great week my southern friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty39 said...

Everything about the south is just soooooooo grand, even the speech. Love it all and especially the food. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Well, good mornin', you sweet little ole thang you! LOL You've said it Leigh! No one cooks like a true southerner! I'm going over to check out your recipe now!
Be a sweetie and stay cool!
Shelia :)

jennifer said...

You know, there really AIN'T no one who can cook cornbread like Momma. I would like some butterbeans seasoned with ham to go with my cornbread too please.


Heading to check out your recipe... not that I'll use it. I'll pass it on to hubby!

xinex said...

I am glistening right now, Leigh. LOL!...Christine

Bama Belle said...

Hi Darlin! LOL Just dropping in to say hello. I have something for you, call me tomorrow when you get a moment. Big hugs