August 27, 2004
Certain indications suggest that we may have a yankee invasion at the Jawja Blogfest this year. I believe that a a hoosier intends to be there, also. What the hell... EVERYBODY is welcome.
But for you yankees, we have three rules:
1) You can come, but you can't stay. When the party's over, go back where you came from. We've already been invaded and occupied once down South. We don't want a repeat performance.
2) Don't set anything on fire. We Southerners (especially in Georgia) still are sensitive about yankees burning our shit.
3) At least TRY a bowl of good grits for breakfast. If you don't like 'em, that's okay. But you at least have to TRY some.
Them's the rules.
I spent quite a few months at Ft Benning. I love grits. On everything.
Can I put sugar in my grits???
I'm a Yank, and I'm admitting it right off the bat, so please don't hit. But DAMN your writing makes me laugh. Cheers!!
(I don't blog because I know nothing about it. But I sure enjoy reading yours. You're a creative writer.)
Well the Hoosier lady has probably never been introduced to She Crab soup or Oysters. Having grown up in that corn field country , I can attest that there is not an ocean within spitting distance. Also Cream of Wheat is not grits.
"You can come, but you can't stay."
Better watch his booze intake then. He tends to wander off.
Or maybe that was me. Memory is hazy.
Amy, putting sugar on your grits is akin to killing a man's favorite 'coon dog. You simply DON'T DO THAT down South.
Grits ain't oatmeal. You eat 'em, with salt, pepper, butter and over-easy eggs.
I'm from Cleveland, Ohio and I've only been in Douglasville, Ga for a few months so be easy!
I will admit that I have alot to learn about Southern cooking, but...my toenails are red!:)
You eat 'em, with salt, pepper, butter and over-easy eggs.
...and cheese. And sausage. Maybe some bacon.
I like pouring a little country gravy on top of my grits.
Amy, if you have red toenails I can forgive many a sin from you. Just DON'T put sugar on your grits. Some things are just pure blasphemy that NOBODY should get away with.
Acidman, as an Illinois native now living in MS, I just have to ask, is putting honey on your gritsbetter or worse than sugar?
Yes, James, I am familiar with all of the pleasantries involved in Oyster consumption, particularly the after-effects. I used to eat them raw with lemon. Now I like mine dredged in cornmeal and fried, served up with hot cocktail sauce.
And I prefer my grits (not quick-grits, they're blasphemy, too) with pepper and butter... and bacon... and eggs... and hot, strong coffee black.
I may be a Hoosier now, but I was raised all over. And (horror of horrors) I was born on Long Island, NY. Seafood?
Just curious: Is October within the famous Boiled Peanut Season? If so, I'm all about trying them.
Green peanuts are in season right now. I will boil some and bring them to the fest.
Mamamontezz, I must beg your forgivness. As an ex-hoosier, I must warn you about those boiled peanuts, they are a tad addictive. Do they still have those deep fried tenderloin sandwichs up there?
Oh, James, Yes! At the infamous Mug 'N Bun in Speedway, Indiana, hand-pounded and dipped in the same batter they use on their onion rings. Thick and juicy and big as a dinner plate. Stack that up on a bun with onions and mustard and lettuce and tomatoes, lay it on a tray, and hang it on the driverside window with a huge mug of home-made rootbeer and what's near big enough to be a grocery sack of those aforementioned onion rings.
Yes, James, they're still a big thing up here. And the bikers still congregate on the outdoor patio on Friday and Saturday nights with their wives and kids, and the girls who carhop are just as pretty as they ever were.
And I am SO looking forward to trying the boiled peanuts. You get copious amounts of beer with those, right?
And which type of White Zinfandel is it that I need to bring?
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