Sunday, March 16, 2008
Southern Cooking Sacrilege
I told the family this morning that we were going to have breakfast for dinner. I had a taste for bacon and eggs. I stopped at the grocery store after church and got all the necessary ingredients--eggs, center cut bacon, and while drifting through the aisles I was pulled over into the refrigerated breads. Mmmmm, biscuits would taste really good with our dinfast. My first culinary no-no, making biscuits from a pop-open tube.
This afternoon after a marathon trip to Kohl's to use my 30% coupon we attempted to take a nap. It really didn't happen for any of us. When I said I was going to make dinner, bacon, eggs, biscuits--GMan asked for sausage gravy. We were all well on our way to an Rx for Lipitor so why not guarantee it? I sent GMan back to Kohl's to return something and procure more underwear (his were buy 2 get 1 free and he didn't pick up the 3rd package silly, non-sign reading, boy) and to grab some sausage at the grocery store next door.
He did his shopping chores while I started dinner for tonight as well as throwing together the beginnings of dinner tomorrow for us and a friend undergoing chemo for breast cancer. While waiting for some sausage I whipped up this recipe from Cooking Light for Middle Eastern Carrot Salad. Finally GMan arrives home and I get to gravy making. This is when I realize we only have whole wheat flour and skim milk. I would guess there is serious rolling over in the graves of serious Southern cooks everywhere tonight. I threw it together anyway and it was good, darned good. Even PDQ tried it (despite wrinkling up her nose at the way it looked) and declared it to be good. A good thing I don't cook things like that often or we'd all be a little bigger and a little less healthy but once in awhile pork fat is good eats!