Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fruitcake Is Nature’s Way of Telling You to Stop Eating! A Rebel Deb’s Guide to Christmas Cooking.

For those of you who may not be from my area of origin, I have included a break down on your basic Southern-Christmas recipe for success. Please gather and mix the following for any small-town, Carolina holiday:

Butter beans

Sweet Potatoes

Beef Stew (roasted with Cream of Mushroom soup.)

Black-Eyed Peas

Candied Ham

Chicken Pie

Boiled Corn Cobs

String Beans

Cornbread (not that sweet, yellow, blue-and-white-box bullshit you Yankees make. No. I'm referring to flat, salty, fried cornbread cakes.)

Whole Milk


Barbecued, Sliced Pork Loin

Fried Okra

Fried Squash / Squash Caserole

Sliced Tomatoes (with salt to taste)

and, last but not least....

For Dessert: Deep-fried Cheesecake.

...did you hear that?


Deep Fried... no pesto, no humus, no "paprika", no shellfish. Only pure down home, heart-attack cuisine. So go suck on that, Rachel Ray. You can’t beat a good ol’ country Christmas dinner.

Rebel Deb

1 comment:

La Feroce Bete said...

you forgot the stuffing and dressing, which one may think are the same, but oh no! Stuffing has been in the bird and dressing has not, and they both can be made from either cornbread (southern style), bagged stuffing, and/or homemade seasoned toast. Mmm.