Celebrating Southern Cooking with a week of recipe and dinner ideas from the deep south! Let’s get cooking and let’s get eating! Don’t forget Y’all, Friday is Pie Day! Happy Monday! This week we are Celebrating Southern Cooking! From deep-fried chicken to skillet fried okra we are going to celebrate the south to honor Martin Luther King and the amazing folks who handed down amazing dishes throughout the years to celebrate the harvest and a good piece of cornbread. Put on your stretchy pants, this will not be a low carb week and there sure will be leftovers to enjoy at lunch and a slap of good pie and a smidgen of bread pudding to celebrate the sweet tooths in your family.
Celebrating Southern Cooking
- Monday – Southern Fried Chicken Memphis Style, spicy, hot and perfect with a side of homemade cherry pepper coleslaw and skillet-cooked baked beans. I cooked a few cans of pork and beans and add ketchup and mustard with a dash of Worcestershire Sauce and a double dash of Tabasco, sweetened it up with a 1/4 cup of brown sugar. So good!
- Tuesday – Slowcooker Pulled Pork sandwiches with leftover cherry pepper pickle slaw, cucumber potato salad, and southern deviled eggs.
- Wednesday – Fried Cornmeal Catfish Filets, Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob, and homemade hush puppies. We are having Carolina red slaw with this for those who love it. I love making extra to have on hotdogs for lunch!
- Thursday – Turkey Meatloaf with creamy mashed potatoes and tomato gravy. Served with piping hot fresh biscuits and honey. I am ordering these special circle cutters to make MILE HIGH biscuits.
- Friday – Leftover Meatloaf Sandwiches with mashed potato pancakes and cucumber and tomato salad.
Friday is PIE day!
- That is why we are having leftovers. When I think of Southern Pie many pies come to mind. But this year I am teaching my son his favorite. Chocolate Chess Pie! Woot! They also serve this a Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. If the I can get down there and grab a sample to compare our homemade version you can bet the last biscuit that I will! Gus’s is Famous for one reason, Chicken, and it is the best darn fried Chicken in the USA and their pies are pretty darn good as well. If you are not big on cooking there is no better way to get to Celebrating Southern Cooking than a trip to Gus’s!
- Saturday – Twisting my husband’s arm to take me to Les Sister’s restaurant in Chatsworth for a cook’s night out!
- Sunday – Whole Roast Chicken with Southern Crack Green Beans, Crispy Skillet Fried Okra and tomatoes, Cornbread and I am going to make a huge jug of sweet tea to celebrate the end out cooking Southern all week!
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