Friday, February 1, 2008

A Southern Girl at Heart

Mmm....cornbread in buttermilk. What? Sounds gross, you say? Have you ever tried it? Go on. I dare you. I double-dog dare you. It's a great way to use up leftover cornbread. Mine's not leftover, though. I made it special for this. Granted, I don't eat it every day. I don't eat it every week. I don't even eat it every month, but I do get an occasional hankering for it. Hankering. That's a odd sounding word. I wonder if northerners hanker? Anyway, cornbread in buttermilk was a staple in our house when I was a child. My dad even ate chocolate cake in buttermilk. Now, that really is gross!
What foods do you like that many would consider unusual? I'd love you to share them with me. I might even be willing to try them. If I don't like them, I can always feed them to my Mikey. He really will eat anything.
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14 comments:

Sharon said...

LOL LOL Oh Renna, that is one of my favorites too. I too am a Southern Girl at Heart.

Something which we seldom have, for obvious reasons, is homemade buscuits and sausage gravy.

Beans slow cooked with ham served up with onions and hot sauce.
...and of course cornbread. :)

Christine said...

Something I ate frequently as a kid was rice cereal. No, I don't mean rice krispies. This was a hot breakfast. Steamed rice, with a little bit of butter melted in, and sugar sprinkled overtop, and of course, milk. I really liked it. I've made it sometimes for my kids, too. Whenever I've mentioned it to other people, they've looked at me like I had two heads.
I have to say, cornbread and buttermilk sounds strange to me, but cornbread with butter and maple syrup...yum!

Rising Rainbow said...

Cornbread sounds great right about now, maybe I"ll have to make some.

Renna said...

Ooh, Sharon, you do have my mouth watering. Add on a pot of greens and I'll bring my fork and spoon! ;-)

Christine, though I've not eaten it for breakfast, per se, I have eaten rice that way. It wasn't anything ever served in our house as I was growing up, but one day, as an adult, I thought to myself "I wonder how rice would taste served like oatmeal?", so I tried it, and discovered it was good! ;-Þ

I also love cornbread served hot with butter and rasberry or strawberry preserves. Mmmm!

Renna said...

Rising Rainbow, don't forget the buttermilk! :-D

Sharon said...

Christine, the only "hot cereal" I remember while growing up, was rice. Served with butter and sugar, of course. It was not until I was older that I realize that it's not something that is done often. It IS YUM.

Renna, a pot of greens.....YES.
My children always loved them as much as I. As a matter of fact, when they were in government school, they were the only ones in the entire school that went back for seconds for SPINICH! LOL

Renna said...

That's funny, Sharon. ;-Þ

I have one kid that will eat them, and just about anything else, and one kid that would rather starve than bite into anything green.

Wool Winder said...

My husband grew up in Vermont. He thinks cornbread in milk (regular for me, not buttermilk) is strange, but he's adapted to most every other southern food.

Renna said...

Wool Winder, I remember my mom and dad eating cornbread in regular milk if we didn't have buttermilk on hand.

I'm sure your northerner husband had to make alot of adjustments, learning to eat southern! ;-)

Beth said...

That is something I have never tried. My mom used to eat tomato sandwiches with mayonnaise and peanut butter. Most people don't include the peanut butter. :) But, it's really tasty. Hmm...I wonder if she still eats them.

Renna said...

Beth, that has got to be the strangest food combination I've heard of yet. I'm afraid that's one I'm going to have to take your word for, that it's good. ;-Þ

Dana said...

Renna,

You are talkin' my language. MMmmmmmm......

Dana

Renna said...

Dana, you have those southern roots, too, huh? ;-)

Toni said...

My grandma used to make mashed potatoes, then fill the well with buttermilk (instead of gravy) for my grandfather. He loved breads, cheese and potatoes. Could have eaten them every single day.
Blessings,
~Toni~