Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday September 30, 2010 Theme Thursday: The Best Things I ever Tasted
As a child my favorite thing to eat was fried chicken, and my Grandmother's was best. Her cream gravy, which was always served along side the fried chicken. Sometimes so thick you could cut it with a knife or stand a spoon upright in it and it would hold. But her gravy, thick as it was, was a melt in your mouth experience.
My Grandmother was small and kind. Even as a small child I knew she was small, not much bigger than me.
I loved my Mother's homemade blackberry jam spread on homemade biscuits, hot and tender. And I loved corn on the cob, fresh from the garden, and warm sweet tomatoes, with just a little bit of salt. In the summer, tree ripened peaches, so juicy, when you bit into them, juice would run down your chin. And homemade peach ice cream, cold and sweet. Other favorites were, tapioca pudding, and strawberry shortcake, piled high with mounds of whipped cream.
Freshly caught from the bay, sweet juicy crab. Fried okra, hot and crunchy, piled high on the place. There can be no end to this love of food and what tastes best.
Corn bread, roast beef, sweet potatoes, all kinds of sandwiches and potato chips -- potatoes; baked, fried, mashed with gravy -- soups and salads, popcorn and peanuts.
Depending upon the level of hunger, maybe I've never eaten anything I didn't like.