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.


Tina said...

You're making me hungry! Would love some of your Grandmother's fried chicken for lunch right now!
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Mary Zeran said...

Now I am also hungry! YUM!

SandyCarlson said...

You make me hungry--for love and life and the combination that satisfies the appetite of the heart for home. Thank you, friend.

lettuce said...

oooo delicious words, my mouth is watering now!

Brian Miller said...

mmm...i like a lot of the same things...fried chicken and blackberry jam...nice.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

You must have grown up in the south. I am from Georgia & have all of the same favorite memories. Although , I did love corn on the cob, fresh from the garden, I also, loved my grandmothers creamed good. Blackberry & peach cobbler!! Childhood food memories are the best! Thanks for reminding me.

collage whirl said...

Sounds a lot like the delicious food I ate on my grandmother's farm in Georgia. Don't forget the cornbread and succulent watermelon! She was also the cake baking queen. We would put little bottles of Coke in the freezer --this was retro Coke--wonderful to a kid!

Mama Zen said...

You've just named all of my favorite things to eat!

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