Blogging from A to Z: April – 2016: K

Blogging from A to Z: April – 2016: K

The Blogging from A to Z challenge is to post everyday during the month of April 2016, except Sunday. I will start with the letter A and hopefully make it all  the way to Z. I hope you enjoy the read!

Come sit a spell with me and learn about the foods and memories of my Southern heritage, and enjoy a little Southern talk along the way… I grew up in the heart of Georgia, married a  Yankee in Connecticut and suddenly became displaced from my roots. But one thing is true – You can take the girl out of the South – But you can’t take the South out of the  girl! I’ve learned to eat differently over the years, but I’ve never given up the foods I grew up on. When I left Georgia, at the young age of nineteen, I knew how to cook nothing! I pretty much learned to cook by asking mama over the phone, how do you do make this, and how do you make that; thank heavens for my Southern mama! Even though mama doesn’t cook too much today, she still remembers the recipes and she’s been my go-to person every night in chatting about my Southern foods and many of her memories.

Southern Food and Memories

KRound and round the mulberry bush I went before I came up  with an “almost food” for letter “K” – I love “ketchup” – it’s kind of a food, right?

I loved ketchup as a kid, but I only ate one specific brand -Hunt’s’. No matter how mama tried to fool me – and I always knew when she was up to something! Imagine my mama trying to fool me! The funny thing now is I don’t like Hunt’s – Heinz is my favorite – and that’s the very brand she always tried to substitute. Oh what a spoiled child I was – being the only child and only grandchild, who else did they have to spoil?


And as much as I loved ketchup – I hated tomatoes. I know your thinking…. Huh, a Southern girl not liking tomatoes! Yes I do eat them today though! I think I put ketchup on almost everything, including my scrambled eggs, but I wouldn’t dare do that today; don’t know why, but it bothers me now to see anyone put ketchup on their eggs!

I think I’ll go fry up a skillet of French fries and get the Heinz out!

Need More A to Z -then  you know what to do…2016: Blogging from A to Z Challenge

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6 Responses to Blogging from A to Z: April – 2016: K

  1. Lyn Smith says:

    My oldest brother puts ketchup on his black-eyed peas. Me, hamburgers, hotdogs and fries are usually my ketchup items. Hunts or Heinz, because they are thicker than the others and have a better taste.

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  2. Dianne Nolin says:

    We had a huge garden with giant beefsteak tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and lots of other veggies. Every summer I made a huge pot of my tomato ketchup and bottled it. Now I can buy something that is almost similar from two different companies -Heinz Homestyle Chilie Sauce, or Habitant red ChowChow – I like them much better than ketchup. When my daughter asks for ketchup you know she wants to hide the taste of something.

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  3. mike spain says:

    My kids like ketchup

    Liked by 1 person

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