I just love surprises.
In a post a while back, I talked about an
absolutely amazing looking book of Southern recipes I had seen (and
could not get out of my mind) on QVC. Well, I ordered it!
I got so excited about it because it is a 'Hall of Fame' Southern
cookbook, and have been anxiously awaiting
the day it would be dropped on my doorstep- until today!
I guess I am just writing this because I'm excited... because I think
excitement and love for something good is worth sharing... but I also wanted
to tell about some of the wonderful recipes I have come across
just thumbing through it since it arrived today.
This book seems to have a wide variety of truly Southern recipes,
covering what looks to be about 200 or more from appetizers
and desserts to any good home-cooked meal you can possibly
think of. Every part of the South seems to represented as well-
cajun french, the deep south, southwestern, and much more.
A few are...
Fried green tomato casserole
Baked & breaded Southern mac n' cheese
fried chicken (of course!)
chicken n' dumplings
cheese and sausage grits
coconut cream pie
There are so many more, like amazing looking cookies and cakes
and even dips and things like that.
One thing I really am pleased with, aside from the wonderful variety,
is the detail of the recipes which seem to be very well
illustrated and sort of no-fail. Not to mention nearly all the recipes
have pictures beside them! To me, a cookbook can't get my appetite
up as well without a good picture to make you hungry, hehe.
Another great thing is that everything is categorized for easy lookup.
I hope to share some of these recipes in full as I make them.
Every time I eat a good Southern meal, I thank God I'm from here,
and I'm really excited to started learning some new things
about the food I have grown up on all my life- not just enjoying
it but actually knowing how to prepare different things :)
Thankyou for reading.
Here's to great Southern home-cooking
(& surprise packages)!
Have a wonderful evening!