10.09.2006

The Spice is Right VII: That’s some spicy lovin’!

I have a confession.

I have to say that I was shocked when the realization hit me…

I am a closet redneck.

There are no cars up on blocks in my front yard…

I don’t live in a double wide…

and my hubby is not related to me in any way other than by marriage…

but all my comfort foods go right back to my mother’s Appalachian roots – mashed taters, fried taters, fried chops, meatloaf, fried chicken, greens, corn on the cob, apple pie…straight “we love W.!” American fare that is guaranteed to stick to your ribs…

All this time I thought I was gonna grow up and leave all that pedestrian food behind- become a woman of the world, eat stuff like squid and pho and sauces for pasta that don’t involve tomatoes…

So what do I make for dinner tonight?

Fried pork chops, greens, corn and buttered rice.

And apple cobbler for dessert.

And I loved it.

Every bite.

My secret ingredient? The spice mix that my mother used in her cooking that mine tastes wrong without?



Lowry’s Seasoned Salt – with the addition of cayenne and black pepper.

It’s in the greens and on the chops…

I put it on my fried potatoes and in my meatloaf…

My comfort food isn’t the same without it. Trust me. I’ve tried.

So if any of you have an issue with that... IF ANY OF YOU FEEL FROGGY ABOUT IT – JUMP! I'll kill you, bitch! (pulls out knife)

I mean…if you take offense...please drop me a line

(PS. Thanks to Danielle for hosting this month's Spice is Right)

2 comments:

Danielle said...

Thanks for joining in! My mother never taught me the secret to Appalachian comfort food, so I really appreciate getting to hear what your mother threw in to make it special. It sure does look good!

sher said...

Boy--that's food right up my alley. We all need our comfort foods. I couldn't live without them! And I'm well acquainted with Lowrys. :):)