Friday, November 30, 2007
Friday Florida Food Chat
Grits make us strong.
My grits philosophy ...
No watery grits. Grits should not run through my fork and if you need a spoon to eat them, you should just switch to (shudder) Cream of Wheat.
I like grits at their most basic level ... a lotta salt, black pepper, and a bit of real butter.
Sometimes, I toss ham or sausage or both (like in the photo) for a meal in a bowl.
I never add cheese or gravies, but that's just me. For a different perspective, check out ThunderDave's blog for his shrimp gravy 'n grits.
I don't eat them much in hot weather. They always seem like a cold weather comfort food to me.
Like Grape-Nuts, grits will stick with you until lunch time.
I don't do Grape-Nuts, but I hear that's true.
Dad's satsumas were ripe and ready for picking when we went home for Thanksgiving. We loaded up and I ate several while I was picking. Super sweet and super easy to peel ... the perfect citrus fruit. The satsuma is one of the most cold hardy citrus and as a result it's very popular in north Florida backyard plantings.
I believe there are commercial plantings as far north as Louisianna.
In nonfood news, today I'm off to a tournament with the academic team that I coach. We have the best season record in our division and are the number one seed at the tournament.
You know what that means?
That's right, all the other nerd teams will be out to take us down a notch. I tell my team they are like the Spartans facing the Persian armies as we are a tiny school up against mostly bigger schools.
Yes, I know the 300 got slaughtered. We're hoping for a different ending.
Perhaps I will tell them to play with the spirit of the Spartans and the IQ's of the Athenians.
It should be a fun day for them and I'm hoping we bring home another trophy.
On Saturday, Junior and I will head to Mayo to buy a young show pig to raise for the livestock fair. Yes, it's that time of year again. I'll post pictures as soon as we arrive home with the new porker and get her settled in.
I'll probably post an update this evening on how our academic team faired.
Have a fun Friday!