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What is your favorite country meal?
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SingleMommy    Posted 04-11-2002 at 08:52:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cannot wait to read these feasts!
SingleMommy


OffThePavedRoad    Posted 04-14-2002 at 12:22:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I read all your replies and nobody mentioned my favorite so I am giving you the "catch o' the day".

pan-sized catfish fresh outta the pond deep-fried to a golden brown with the tail left on
hushpuppies made from scratch
homemade tater salad and cole slaw
baked beans made with molasses and chunks of pork fresh from the hog
mom's apple pie and homemade ice cream

It jest don't git bettern that!

Keep Smilin'
Sherry


Hal/WA    Posted 04-12-2002 at 17:41:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Menu #1: Nice roast beef with cut up potatoes and carrots all cooked in the same pan with a bit of onion. Gravy made from drippings. Home made whole wheat bread with honey available. My Mom's recipie chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

Menu #2: Charcoal grilled rib steak cooked to taste. Green salad with Bibb lettuce, cherry tomatoes and whatever else is on in the garden. Fresh asparagus steamed, but still firm. Baked Potato with sour cream and whatever topping I have. Huckleberry (from the freezer) pie with vanilla ice cream.

Menu #3 Fried ham slices, fried potatoes with a lot of onion, Fresh tomato and cucumber slices from the garden, Fresh green beans. Pecan pie, ala mode if you want to.

Wow that's living! P.S. don't tell my doctor!


SingleMommy YOU GUYS are making me SOO hungry! :0)    Posted 04-12-2002 at 06:41:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your food sounds wonderful! When can I come for dinner hehe!?

SingleMommy


Mark A    Posted 04-12-2002 at 11:37:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
When are you free?


Mark A    Posted 04-12-2002 at 05:52:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chicken fried steak, with creamy gravy......fried okra in cornmeal......fresh lima beans in a buttery sauce....buttered red potatoes. Wash it down with a big glass of sweet tea. Then all I need is someone to sit on the swing with and watch the sun go down.......


Redneck    Posted 04-12-2002 at 04:55:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Let's start out with fried taters,not french fries,but large diced,flour coated,black pepper,salt,garlic,wild onions,red taters fried in a little oil.Fresh poke cooked with fresh eggs.Quick fry some deer tenderloin coated with a little flour,salt and pepper.Cracklin cornbread,real cornbread not that stuff made with eggs,sugar and some flour added to the meal or homemade biscuits.Sliced fresh,homegrown tomaters,and vadailia onions.Plenty of cold spring water to wash it down with.

Actually this is one of hundreds of good old home cooked meals that we were raised on and I love them all.I was blessed with a momma that could cook with anything and make it good,my wife is the same.I guess I'm biased when it comes to southern eat'n.It just can't be beat.


Whispering Pines    Posted 04-12-2002 at 00:33:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had it for supper (dinner to you who don't know proper country lingo) tonight. Fried deer steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and a drink of your choice. Just don't get no better!


Dell    Posted 04-11-2002 at 22:22:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
BIG pot of 2nd day old Pinto Beans with cornbread, topped with plain (sour) Yogart. Sumpthin' about the 2nd day for most 1-pot meals, does something to the flavors. Pinto beans are the ones with the freckles and definately have a distinctive taste. OBTW, soaking the beans overnight in A&H baking soda water will take most of the wind outta 'em and the yogart does the rest........Dell


Dreamweaver    Posted 04-11-2002 at 20:34:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Country fried ham, creamy scrambled eggs, buttery grits, homemade buttermilk biscuits and redeye gravy.


bob    Posted 04-12-2002 at 04:39:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know I,m just a dumb norther but what is redeye gravy?


Dreamwaver    Posted 04-12-2002 at 06:07:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's a gravy made from the ham drippings that you put a couple of tablespoonfuls of strong black coffee into while making. I know this sounds gross, but man, it is ambrosia!


LazyHorse    Posted 04-11-2002 at 16:13:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just about anything cooked country style. Favorites include southern fried chicken, meat loaf, and sugar cured baked ham.


DJ    Posted 04-11-2002 at 14:30:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Collard greens with pickled beats, green beans with new potatoes, fried okra, corn bread with butter, iced tea with lemon, cottage cheese with pineapple chunks.


8NTX    Posted 04-11-2002 at 14:29:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here goes:
Smoked ham, baked sweet potatoes, purple-hull peas, fried okra, sliced tomatoes and sweet onions from the garden. For dessert, some home made vanilla ice cream with strawberries...oops, gotta go...HUNGRY!


Ole Cuss    Posted 04-11-2002 at 13:34:24       [Reply]  [No Email]

Chicken-fried steak with milk gravy


Kathy Aldridge    Posted 04-11-2002 at 12:51:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our favorite is:
Chicken Fried Steak
Peppered Country Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Fresh Picked Corn on the Cob
Garden Fresh Green Beans
Mixed Salad Greens/w poppyseed
dressing
Homemade Garlic Bread Sticks
Peach Cobbler
Boy, I think I gained 2# writing this!!



Mudcat49    Posted 04-11-2002 at 12:45:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
FRIED PORK CHOPS (floured and deep fryed) RICE AND MILK GRAVY, BLACK-EYED PEAS, COLLARD GREENS,FRIED ORKA, BISCUTIS OR CORN BREAD, ICED TEA AND PIE!!!!!


Spence    Posted 04-11-2002 at 11:17:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Best meals come when the garden's bounty is ready.

Last year I could not believe how sweet tasting garden snow peas are. In a stir fry it's great. The beefsteak tomatoes make great for toasted sandwiches with lettuce. My cabbages were eaten by bugs on the outside and they looked disgusting really, then I peeled back the first 3 layers and they were not touched on the inside. Makes great cabbage rolls.

This year I'm trying small 40X30 plots of grain, wheat,oats and barley to get a little practice on planting,harvesting and milling methods. Do it yourself books are helpful, but there's nothing like good ole practice. Trouble is I can't find an outlet that will sell small quantities. Minimum I can buy is a bushel of each.
So, I can't wait for the summer BBQ's,cabbage rolls and garden vegetables and the stir fry's. (lost 15lbs on chicken stir fry's)


That's Easy...    Posted 04-11-2002 at 09:31:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
New England Boiled Dinner.
Everything from rutabagas to meat all in one bowl.
No seasoning except a dash or two of cider vinegar.
I could live on it and seems though I did at times as a kid...


SingleMommy......YUM    Posted 04-11-2002 at 09:38:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Mom made that when I was a kid. Ours was cabbage, ham, carrots and potatoes. With cider vinegar of course.

What else is in yours? I have never had it with rutabagas...actually I have never tasted a rutabaga.

Yikes I need to try a few new things.
SingleMommy


Salmoneye    Posted 04-11-2002 at 09:52:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rutabaga is aka Swedish Turnip. IMHO it has a slightly less 'bitey' taste to it. Easy to grow and hardy enough for way up north.
Our boiled dinner is usually corned beef, then add in the hard veggies like carrots, turnip/rutabaga, potatoes etc. Cabbage is always last.
I have had it done with beef too. I have even had it with squash.
Whatever you have at hand is fine...


Les...fortunate    Posted 04-11-2002 at 09:16:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Pretty hard to choose between a Thanksgiving dinner and an Easter dinner in my fambly. Home grown turkey, ham and 'most everything else, 'cept sweet taters, of course.
I'd take either one of them over the most expensive cut of beef any day.


bob    Posted 04-11-2002 at 11:43:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
mine is prime rib with twice baked potatos with sour cream rasin pie later for dessert/ I make rib and potatos for xmas and wife does the pie Threatened to quit and grand kids threw a fit Good for something yet I guess bob


BEST MEAL    Posted 04-11-2002 at 15:51:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Best Farm Meal...A HUGE PLATE OF MASHED POTATOES WITH CHICKEN CHUNKS, PEAS, CORN, CARROTTS, CHOPPED POTATOES, AND CHICKIN GRAVEY


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