In the Kitchen with David Venable

October 9, 2012 | By | Comments (95)
David Venable Cookbook

Photo courtesy of Ben Fink Photography, Inc.

Who’s up for a happy dance? If you’re a fan of QVC’s David Venable, the genial host of “In the Kitchen with David,” you’ll pull out your tap shoes and put on his trademark “yummy face” when you get a look at his new cookbook, out today.

Like any Southern cook, the North Carolina native’s passion for food was handed down from his mother, so it’s no surprise the book is subtitled “comfort foods that take you home.” David clearly still holds tight to his roots with recipes such as Crispy, Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole, Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya, and Southern Barbecued Chicken.

We wanted to know more about the big man, whose fans number in the millions, and asked him a few questions.

We hear you hail from North Carolina.  Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Charlotte and I’m a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

What dish do you always ask your mother to make when you go home? Gosh…there are so many. Probably my all-time favorite dish is her Pork Pot Roast. But no weekend-trip home is complete without her famous Banana Pudding.

How did you end up on QVC? I was a news reporter and anchor in WV and PA. I pursued QVC because of the opportunity to do more live television, which really gives you the chance to connect with the viewer. I found I really loved it. It’s more of an opportunity for David to be “David.”

On television you appear to be about 6 foot 12. How tall are you really? I’m 6’6”. But 6’6”, 6’12”…it’s all the same, really. It’s tall. Everything has to be super-sized. Or, as I say…“David-sized.”

What’s your favorite Southern food indulgence? Fried chicken, hands-down. I can’t think of a better example of true Southern comfort.

What would you bring to a potluck? For the fall…I’d say my Ultimate Game Day Chili. It’s got virtually every ingredient under the sun…three kinds of meat, a garden full of veggies, a cabinet full of spices, cheese, sour cream, and beer.

Who’s your dream dinner guest, and why? Julia Child, because she really pioneered the concept of cooking on television.

What’s your most memorable Southern meal? When I was in college, I single-handedly did a pig pickin’ for 100 people…I’ll never forget it. I went to a farm, bought a dressed hog, brought it to the dorm in the backseat of my car, stored it in the dorm fridge, and put it on a smoker the next day. Meanwhile, I made gallons of North Carolina vinegar-based barbecue sauce and 15 quarts of coleslaw!

The next day—two finals and 20 bags of charcoal later—the pig was done and we polished off the entire thing. It was so much fun. But, I’ll never do it alone again!

Here’s a peek inside the pages of this tasty book.

Marinated Rib-Eye Steaks

Photo courtesy of Ben Fink Photography, Inc

Marinated Rib-Eye Steaks with Gorgonzola Butter
Makes 4 servings

A rib-eye–tender, well marbled, and juicy–has always been my favorite steak.  I briefly marinate them in herbs, garlic, and olive oil and then cook them in a really hot skillet.  The final touch is a pat of Gorgonzola butter placed on each steak before serving.  Of course, the steaks can be grilled on a preheated outdoor grill.  Cook them for 6 to 10 minutes per side, depending on desired doneness.  

Steaks:
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
4 (8- to 10-oz.) bone-in rib-eye steaks

Gorgonzola Butter:
1 garlic clove
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 Tbsp. crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 Tbsp. cream cheese at room temperature
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

Whisk together parsley, garlic, thyme, olive oil, and salt in a small bowl. Arrange steaks in a single layer in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the steaks, cover, and chill for 1 to 2 hours–any longer and the steaks will become mushy.

Meanwhile, prepare Gorgonzola butter.  Pulse garlic in a food processor until coarsley chopped.  Add butter and next 3 ingredients, and pulse to combine.  Scrape butter onto a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a log. Refrigerate until firm.

Preheat the oven to 375°.  Heat a grill pan over high heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain the steaks and discard the marinade.  Place the steaks in the grill pan and sear for 2 minutes. Turn the steaks; sear 2 minutes more.  Place the grill pan in the oven and roast steaks for 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare or until an instant-read thermometer registers 120°. Remove steaks from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.

Slice Gorgonzola butter into 1/2-inch thick rounds.  Serve each steak topped with a round of butter.

Recipe adapted from: In The Kitchen with David: QVC’s Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home @2012.  Used with permission of Random House Publishing Group.

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COMMENTS

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  2. Melissa

    Donna, thanks so much, I’m looking forward to receiving David’s cookbook! ~ Melissa Sperka

    November 7, 2012 at 10:59 am
  3. Donna Florio

    Announcing Our Cookbook Giveaway winners: Sharon A. Oakes of Myrtle Beach, SC; Dani Koenig of Raeford, NC; Ruth Camisa of Annandale, NJ; Cheryl Wilson of Coalgate, OK; and Melisa Sperka of Greensboro, NC. Congratulations, everyone!

    November 7, 2012 at 10:24 am
  4. Barbara Stilwell

    Born and raised in North Alabama, my favorite southern meal is fried pork chops, fried potatoes, fresh fried okra, speckled butterbeans out of the garden, fresh fried field corn, buttermilk cornbread, sliced tomatoes, and tender green onions out of the garden, all washed down with sweet iced tea. My Momma was one of the best cooks and sweetest woman in the world. Miss her terribly.

    October 29, 2012 at 2:19 am
  5. Terri

    My favorite meal would be every Thanksgiving dinner as far back as I can remember. The best of everything southern – family, friends, food and fellowship. Brined and roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, copper penny’s, custard macaroni and cheese, candied yams, collard greens, green beans, fried corn, carrot souffle, broccoli salad, mayonnaise mashed potatoes, yeast rolls, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, at least one of my mothers famous pound cakes, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie – and the list can go on and on. There’s always something new and always the tried and true favorites!

    October 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm
  6. Marcia Broell

    Went to Alabama for a family reunion and discovered that they can still get pork ribs with lots of meat and some fat still on! Delicious! Like my dad used to hickory smoke pit BBQ at his restaurants. So hard to pick a favorite southern meal, because they are all so good: greens, beans with okra, sweet creamy coleslaw, all kinds of potato salad, and many more, but caramel cake is queen. The lady I take care of loves her pound cake and I make a new one every week. Yum.

    October 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm
  7. Rucker Eggleston

    My favorite and most memorable southern meal would have to be dinner at Gran
    Gran & Bumpa’s house in Blackstone, VA in the late summer. Gran Gran would have cooked a pot of her chicken stew in a big black kettle in the back yard. All the relatives would arrive with side dishes and desserts. Gran Gran would put out platters of fried chicken, Aunt Rose would bring Mary’s hot rolls, there would be tender butter beans, silver queen corn, asparpgus casserole, Blue Lake green beans and homemade ice cream. Later my cousins and I would chase lightning bugs and listen to the “old folks” talk. I wish I had had a tape recorder with me then. Those stories are now lost.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:34 am
  8. Karen Kalmanek

    I’m sorry to say I’m a damnyankee, but I have family in North Carolina and visit there regularly. I had a memorable meal on my way home just last month. I had stopped at the Welcome Center at the state border, and overheard the lady at the counter tell a couple of tourists “Now listen, the best barbecue in the state is at the Jack(mumble) exit.” I walked back to my car, my mouth already watering for that reportedly tasty food. I figured if I saw an exit with Jack in it, and it was around lunchtime, why not stop? The fact that I had no Idea which exit or even the name of the restaurant didn’t bother me.
    A while later, zipping along I-75, I spied a sign that read Jacksboro. Ooh, maybe that was what she said! With nothing to lose, I coasted off. Almost by accident I found Rickard Ridge Barbecue, set on a lovely lake with the mountains soft in the background. An intriguing menu led me to eat foods I couldn’t get up north: crisply fried green tomatoes with a creamy, spicy dipping sauce; a brie-and-mushroom soup so delicious I wanted to lick up the last drops from the bowl; and a humble and perfect smoked pulled pork sandwich on a tender homemade bun with a bottle of sauce to anoint it with. Along with iced tea (sadly, unsweet) I ate one of the best meals I ever had on the road.

    October 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm
  9. Connie Hall

    Twice cut fresh corn (to get all the milk out of it) with fresh sliced tomato with salt and pepper with a homemade flat buttermilk biscuit(I like it crusty),for dessert some banana pudding made the old fashion way (no box mixes),forget the meat, who needs it.

    October 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm
  10. Susan Defee

    My favorite is Fried Catfish and hushpuppies

    October 18, 2012 at 6:30 am
  11. Donna Wray

    Growin up in the south all meals are memorable because they are one of the things that bond us all. my grandmother had 12 children and lived a hollow and money was very tight but the food was abundant and even a cold tomato biscuit with a glass of buttermilk was better than any fare from a five star restaurant. Everyone took such pride in their dishes and above all it was prepared so simply but with the main ingredient being love. My favorite meal is pork chops (suck the bone dry kind), fried apples (golden and sugary), lima beans (from shelling over the long hot summer) and of course homemade biscuits (hot out of the oven with a stick of butter) or better yet a hoe cake. Southern food is a way of life that is hard to describe unless you lived that life.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm
  12. Vickie

    Wow, this is a challenge for me to name just one “most” memorable Southern meal. You see my grandma was the oldest of twelve kids in Georga. She was born at the turn of the century last. Therefore, I have lots of fond memories of food, family and friends…lots of love with aunts and uncles and all of us youngins with various get togethers throughout the years.

    All of grandma/my family stayed in Georga except my grandma and two of her brothers. All three of them moved to middle coastal Florida area. But, every year almost everyone from Georga would come down to Florida (our homes) for a huge family reunion at the beach. It was always so much fun. And, always so so much great food to be eaten, including all the most common traditions including fried chicken, chick and dumplins, buttermilk biscuits, tater salad, sweet coleslaw, deviled eggs, pole beans w/ ham hocks, sweet cornbread, collards, tomatoe/cuke salad w/ mayo, corn relish, sweet beets, and gallons and gallons of sweet tea to wash it all down. Too, much to list and every sweet you can think of.

    We would make this yearly one day event an all day long affair. My dad and several of the other men would get up at sunrise to get to the beach to save the tables…yes, tables, because we would need need at least three for JUST the food alone. Then, the women folk would start arriving with the kids and food shortly after. The tables would be laden with all these delish southern dishes.

    Us kids (now in our 40′s and 50′s) would swim, fish and float on rafts and innertubes off and on all day…grab a bite to each…and, then have to wait 30 mins to go back in the water. That 30 minutes took forever.

    The men folk would swim and fish…if the ocean was calm my uncle T would bring his little John boat…the women would sit and visit and watch us kids. Interestingly, most of the women did not go in the water or even wear bathing suits.

    We would stay until night…most folks would go home, some of the younger adults would stay and build a big ole camp fire (back in the day when you could on the beach). We would cook fresh caught fish (the best) roast hotdogs and marshamellows. You know that new fangled stuff. LOL.

    One of the things I enjoyed the most is listening to all the ole timey stories of days gone bye…amazing stories that to this day I cherish…like eating and seeing a first ice cream cone and throwing the cone part away (my granny), because she had no idea what it was except to hold the icecream…to seeing a first airplane…so many wonderful stories and family treasures.

    Sharing of recipes and participating in the making of the food was another great part of the memory. Now, I can and do pass on our traditions of love and family and food.

    Now, those days are pretty much gone…the last of the elder family dies nine weeks ago. Families are really scattered around the United States and beyond now. But, we cherish the memories and pass them along like life should go. And, we feel blessed to have had a slice in time when things were not so hurried.

    Thanks.

    btw…will not go into it but, my wedding was another memorable huge outdoor country event, but, I am afraid to tell ya about it…I don’t want to get disqualified…I’ll save that for another day. :)

    October 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm
  13. Carolyn Hernandez

    My favorite southern meal was an Easter Sunday at my grandparents’ ranch when I was a little girl. The whole family gathered for a feast after church which included barbequed ribs with a tangy homemade sauce, and cabrito, yellow mustard potatoe salad, fried okra, fried chicken and white gravy, mashed potatoes, buttery corn on-the-cob, pea salad, pecan pie, lemonade and sweet iced tea and watermelon. Not only was the food delicious, but we felt loved by all present; most of whom are now departed.

    October 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm
  14. Mary Clark

    OMgosh! I saw that David Venable was going to be on Anderson Cooper (I think!) and I remembered that I taught a 3rd grader named David Venable at Idlewild School in Charlotte in the 1970′s. So I did research and discovered that he is indeed the now famous David. I remember him very well as he was taller than the average 3rd grader and had beautiful manners and most supportive parents. If there is any way for this message to get to him, please tell him that I remember him well and I am so proud of him. He was an exceptional young person even then! I am goping out tomorrow to get a copy of his book! oxoxoxo Mary Clark

    October 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm
  15. Deanna Bailey

    My mother’s roast (beef) along with fresh black eyed peas, fried okra, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, tomatoes and sweet onions and all of the veggies from their garden. And a fresh pie of some kind. She was quite the pie baker and my dad loved pie. We all did. But since this was in the Watermelon Capitol of the World, we had to have ice cold melon at some point during the day. I’m talking about southern Oklahoma where good old southern food is some of the best.

    October 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm
  16. Ramona

    My favorite meal was my Momma’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes, baby lima beans (fresh from the garden), corn (fresh from the garden), boiled baby okra with lots of black pepper and butter, sliced tomatoes (fresh from the garden) and topped off with her lemon ice box pie – with the homemade graham cracker crust. I just wish I remembered how she made that crust – nothing else can compare to the crusts she made.

    October 14, 2012 at 8:04 pm
  17. Sue Cross

    Sue Cross

    A Southern Meal – Lazy Susan Style

    Fond memories for me growing up in North Carolina was gathering with my family at the large round formica table with a matching lazy-susan sitting smack dab in the middle of our kitchen. My Daddy hand-built this table to accommodate our family of 6 and to hold the delicious dishes Mama cooked three-times a day, every day! As soon as the “Amen” was uttered, the blitz would be on to grab a piece of mouth-watering chicken, cooked in the cast-iron frying pan, along with real mashed potatoes, collard greens flavored with fatback, green peas, fried squash and/or okra, and fresh corn-on-the-cob. With precise timing, we gently lifted bowls and platters as the lazy susan whizzed back and forth and round and round. Daddy and Mama are no longer with us, but I still have that special table and lazy-susan to this day. Oh how I miss those days.

    October 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm
  18. janetsampson

    Hello David!! My name is Janet Sampson, I had given you a comment on here before and somehow it got removed off my page… I had told you about fixing southern fried chicken I had gotten off of a crisco can! I have fixed dinner for my ex-husband family; his mom, sister and 2 brothers… I followed the receipe and I fixed mashed potatoes, corn , and green beans. When dinner was ready,we sat down to eat. Everyone got their food and took a bite of the chicken.. They said this taste like Kentucky fried chicken… I said really! I was so proud!!! I would really like to have your cookbook.. I love to cook and would love to try your receipes… Thank you, Janet Sampson.:)

    October 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm
  19. Caitlyn

    Chicken and waffles with a side of cheese grits. YUM. I love southern cooking!

    October 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm
  20. Sharon Dyer

    One of my favorite comfort food dinners is when my mama would make biscuits with sausage gravy, but we’d also put a layer of whole kernel corn in between the biscuit and gravy…..yummy!

    October 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm
  21. Susan Bean

    I can remember Sunday’s at my grandmother’s eating her most wonderful chicken n dumplings, best fried chicken in the world with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy and her homemade cherry pie with sweet tea:)

    October 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm
  22. Elizabeth

    I am a native Tennessean. My favorite meal of any kind would have to be my grandmother’s fried doves stewed in country gravy, fried fresh corn (heavy with bacon grease of course), fried fresh okra, squash casserole, and her homemade biscuits. I so miss her and her wonderful cooking!

    October 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm
  23. john sypek

    my southern meal has to be corkys ribs these ribs were awesome with baby baker potatoes and corn

    October 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm
  24. Ally’s Sweet & Savory Eats

    My favorite southern meal is good ‘ol pulled pork. One that has been cooking low and slow all day long. Then when ready to eat, topping it with a spicy bbq sauce….YUM!

    October 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm
  25. Cathy B*****y

    One of my most memorable southern meals was with my best friend in Camden , SC. I can’t remember the name of the restaurant ( she will as this restaurant is so well known that it is hard to get a seat there! ), but the home style mac and cheese was literally the best I have ever ever eaten. So much so, that we stayed an extra hour just so we could try the fresh batch they were cooking up. Southern cooking is also about the company you share it with.. isn’t that true?! My best friend and I no longer live in the same state, so to be able to share this meal with her, while visiting, also makes this one of my most memorable meals ever! Even when counting calories, there is always a guilt-free way to indulge in great Southern Style scrumptous meals!
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom

    October 14, 2012 at 11:51 am
  26. Donna McNeely

    The first bite of Rendezvous rib. Heard about it for years from my ex husband who lived in Memphis for years. I sat down and was expecting greatness. I took my first bite, looked at my husband, eyes wide open smiling and said, “this is the best ribs I’ve ever had!” To this day I will never forget the first bite of those yummy rub seasoned ribs from Rendezvous!

    October 14, 2012 at 11:13 am
  27. Cheryl W.

    My most memorable southern meal was from when I was 11 years old. My mother passed away, and my grandparents made the trek to California to gather my sisters and I. When we made in back to Oklahoma we were experiencing culture shock for sure. That night my grandma told us we were about to meet southern food at its best. She cooked up a big pot of goulash, a mess of fried okra and the best biscuits ever. I don’t think I ever had a fresh made buttermilk biscuit in Cali. Even today when I eat those foods I feel so comforted and safe. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    October 14, 2012 at 12:31 am
  28. Renae

    We have a restaurant in our city called Rib and Chop House. They have Fried Green Tomatoes with blue cheese and lump crab meat with a balsamic reduction. They are truly to die for!!

    October 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm
  29. Claudia Schmidt

    My parents have 7 acres of Pistachio trees. Every year, at harvest, they provide breakfast and lunch for their volunteer labor (kids, grand kids, great grand kids, and church friends). Dad’s breakfast is always sausage gravy and bisquits. Though a very simple recipe, I think it’s the yummiest I’ve ever tasted.

    October 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm
  30. Karen Tolliver

    My favorite home cooked meals is my grandmas chicken with homemade noodles. She raised her own chickens and I would help her clean and prepare the chicken. Her homemade noodles were the best!!! The entire family (her, granddad, 4 kids and 14 grandkids) would gather around several tables and have a wonderful time!!!

    October 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm
  31. Sharon G

    My first trip to visit my daughter who moved to Tennesse introduced me to fried pickles. I made the “mistake” of asking for pop at the restaurant and the waitress was so funny. She said, “I will pop you one (her grandfathers saying).” Now when I am in the Southern states I know to ask for soda!! So many good foods like the smoked bbq ribs and pulled pork. However, my favorite meal would be the true fried chicken soaked in buttermilk, potato salad, cole slaw, red velvet cupcakes and/or pecan bars and wash it all down with sweet tea and/or soda.

    Congratulations David on the new cookbook.

    October 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm
  32. Sandy Tiller

    In rural Appalachia, with a family of 8 kids and a coal miner’s pay, it was pinto beans, fried potatoes & cornbread every day..yes everyday. There were never any complaints voiced aloud however, there were days I hoped I never saw another pinto bean as long as I lived. I was # 3 of 8 kids and in the 1970′s, my goal was to grow up and never have to eat another pinto bean ever. Why that was the “poor people’s food” as one of my cousins called it-funny thing though, she always got off the bus at our house to have some. After becoming an adult and trying several different foods from here there, my heart (and tastebuds) go back to those pinto beans. With a family of my own now, I only wish that I could master my mother’s pinto bean method-hers always had a thick (but not too thick) soup that went so well with her cornbread. At the hospital where I work, I am not the only one who loves “bean and tater day” in the cafeteria. In this neck of the woods, it’s beans and taters baby.

    October 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm
  33. Mona

    My favorite dinner was when I was 19, just married and my new Mother in law made barbecued sliced hot dogs. It was in a delicious sauce and we ate it on grilled or toasted Hamburg buns. A side dish of mashed potatoes with melted butter did not hurt either! It was a delicious meal!

    October 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm
  34. Diane

    The first time I tried hush puppies & fried okra! Had that with gator bites, was pure heaven!! :)

    October 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm
  35. Cynthia nowlin

    I love my times at my grandmas house.We didn’t have a lot of money…but we had a lot of luv ..We didn’t know that we didn’t have much..& supper time & when we wash the mud off r hand from playing outside all day..not a lot of meat.because that was mostly 4 company..but penty 2 eat..because..grandpas garden…at times we would just picked of the tomato..wripe the dirt off & salt it.

    October 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm
  36. Veronica Cardwell

    My most southern meal was Fried Chicken and potatoes salad we ate on the tailgate of the PU at the drive in picture show

    October 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm
  37. Veronica Cardwell

    My most southern meal was Fried Chicken and potatoes salad we ate on the tailgate at a drive in picture show…

    October 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm
  38. Delores Wilhite

    Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with white gravey and Mac & Cheese. No one I know could make these like my mother!!!

    October 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm
  39. Edward Stamper

    Growing up in North Carolina, my favorite southern meal was home made biscuits, country ham with red eye gravy, cream sweet corn, and potato salad. The best part about the meal was the company of my extended family.

    October 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm
  40. Janet

    My favorite recipe is chicken and dumplings. It was passed down from many generations and I still love making it!

    October 13, 2012 at 5:19 pm
  41. Sharon A Oakes

    My most memorable southern meal was over 16 years ago. I lived up north (New York State) and I was vacationing down here in Myrtle Beach S.C.. I always stayed at the same hotel every year, as I result I got to know the staff. One year I came down with a slight cold and didn’t feel like going out for dinner. The next day the beautiful maid that I had brought me some of her grandmothers friend chicken, macaroni and cheese and ham and greens! She was so thoughtful and sweet and that one kindness and delicious meal was one of the reasons I decided 1 1/2 yrs ago to indeed move down here. The people and their love in their food cannot be beat!

    October 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm
  42. Ann Marie Stelma Graff

    I haven’t eaten much southern food, being from PA, but a friend did make me ham hocks for a party. They were definitely different.

    October 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  43. Marian S. Pankey

    One of my most memorable Southern meals was the first time I ate some Country Fried Steak with Red Eye Gravy, biscuits, fried okra and fresh corn on the cob. I truly enjoyed having homemade Iced tea, drinking it out of a Mason Jar.

    October 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm
  44. Pamela Wood

    I have to say my most memorable southern meal was made by my Aunt Tommie Lee and my grandmother Lois who was born and raised in Jasper, Alabama. Not only did we have the traditional southern fried chicken, we also had fried catfish fillets with homemade tarter sauce potato salad,coleslaw, and the most delicious black eyed peas I have ever eaten. My grandparents grew a large vegetable garden every year so we also had corn on the cob, green beans, collard greens and peach cobbler made from their peach trees. Sliced tomatoes, onions, and a jar of sweet pickles, canned by my grandmother of course were also on the table. We always had plenty of the most addicting sweet tea and don’t let me forget the cornbread and buttermilk. Remembering this wonderful meal makes me want to do David’s Happy Dance.

    October 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm
  45. Paula

    Fried chicken, potatoes with gravy and biscuits.

    October 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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