ALLRECIPES SOUTHERN ROUND-UP 2011
Sep. 29, 2011 5:03 am
Updated: Oct. 1, 2011 2:07 pm
I picked Jan (Pelicangal) up at the Atlanta airport at 7am Wed. morning and we were off to GDerr's house! Meeting the Derrs was like walking into "Family"! They welcomed us with open arms, lots of hugs and kisses...Southern Hospitality at its finest! Gary and
Clare live about an hour and a half east of Atlanta in Columbus, Ga, in a beautiful Southern mini-mansion in the historic part of town. They took us around the neighborhood to see all the beautiful homes in their area...It was amazing!
They have a beautiful home and Clare has an eye for antiques! She collects antique purse so you find displays of her collection all thru the house...very cool! Gary had worked all morning on a Seafood Gaspacho and Clare made a Mandarin Orange Salad with fresh
Bleu cheese crumbles,
I have known Jan (Pelicangal) for 3 years on AR and she surprized me with her British accent! Who knew she was born in England...not me! But she has been a US citizen for 40 years and she brought us to tears when she told the story of becoming a citizen.
That night Gary took us out to a popular local seafood restaurant, Rosehill Cafe and Oyster Bar. We shared 2 dozen raw oysters and had a ton of fried seafood of all kinds!
Look at Gary's fried catfish platter...he ate it all too!
After dinner, we went back to the house, had a cocktail, and then us girls decided to call it a night...poor Jan hadn't had any sleep in 36 hours because she had flown all night on Tuesday, Poor Gal! More to come........