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
Round 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!
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