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Collard Greens... Southern Style!!! 
Nov. 24, 2011 5:29 pm 
Updated: Nov. 25, 2011 1:22 pm
It's a bitter sweet Thanksgiving this year.  At the root of it comes down to the collards!  Our family is big on food, Imagine that, but we do have history with food.  Jim's Dad, Pop, worked in the food distribution services. Oma.. my wonderful mother in law... the best baker and cook, not to mention my mentor, and last but certainly not least... my brother in law, Mike Tripp.

Mike passed away in June of this year, he was a brilliant chef, he cooked with his heart and his love of food... only equaled the gratification of pleasing others by his efforts.  

Nothing in life made me happier than anticipating Mikes' collard greens every Thanksgiving!  This year... I'm up to bat... Mike had shared his collard green recipe with me... and in his honor I feel compelled to share it with my AR community!<
Cutting of the vein!
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Stacking of the leaves!
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Rolling of the stack!
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Cutting of the roll!
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Roll cut!
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Washing of the greens!
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The cast and crew
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In the pot and on the way to Oma's house!
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Nov. 24, 2011 5:47 pm
the meat is pork? I was looking at the Collard Greens in the field yesterday here in north Carolina, they look ready to pick.
Nov. 24, 2011 5:54 pm
King...Smoked neck bones!!!! Still the best seasoning for pinto's and Collards! I had a great time making these today!
Nov. 24, 2011 6:20 pm
Ok, I didn't think they were ham hawks.
Nov. 25, 2011 4:10 am
Terry - first of all, I'm sorry for the passing of your BIL. Second of all, I've never personally eaten collard greens, but I have bought them many, many times. And, your first 5 pictures are exactly what I do with them. Then, I cut those rolls in thirds, put them in a bowl and give them to my son's iguana. Paulie LOVES collard greens and they're supposed to be very good for iguanas. Every time I give him those greens I wonder... "What do those things taste like?" I vow that someday he will have to share them with me, though I'm thinking I'd have to buy 2 bunches since my guess is they cook waaaay down?
Nov. 25, 2011 6:10 am
Mother Ann I think you may be like me, my wife has loved them but I never wanted to eat them so after 35 years of being with my wife, this year I actually cooked some up, and they were very good.
Nov. 25, 2011 8:07 am
Terry - loved your blog as I prepare Collards the very same way only I add a small amount of cayenne pepper and salt. I also heat a small amount of vinegar in a saucepan to eradicate the odor from the cooking greens. Delicious!
Nov. 25, 2011 9:45 am
Mother Ann, too funny! I must have been an iguana in a past life... Like Paulie! I do love the smell and taste of collards... I even converted my hubby to liking them. He still has a problem with the smell!
Nov. 25, 2011 9:48 am
Shearone, Thanks for reading! I usually add the cayenne also but my family doesn't enjoy the heat as much as I do! Thanks for the advice on cutting down the aroma! I don't mind the smell... It brings back so many childhood memories... !
Nov. 25, 2011 12:32 pm
I understand the bittersweet nature of Thanksgiving, there are some places at the table that will never be filled. I have tried several times, but I just do not like collard greens, which is odd because they are about the only greens I don't like. You prepare yours the same way as the really good southern cook at the hospital where I worked and I know he got raves on them.
Nov. 25, 2011 1:22 pm
BSM, We actually felt better after we remembered all the good times we had with Mike and it seemed as if he was a little closer to us all!
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Terry Goff Tripp

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I was a working mother of 2 boys! I didn't have much time for cooking... now that the boys are grown and on their own... I have been enjoying learning and appreciating the art of cooking. I started with a day of baking with my mother in law and I was hooked! Not to mention my new stepkids... what was two... now is four! Our family is growing we now have a grandson, Damien, and one on the way! My grandson loves his visits with Gramma and Grampa...We spend quality time in the kitchen snd chronical our visits here on AR!
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I love to bake! It is my therapy...I love to buy and read all types of recipe books ( call me old fashion ) but it's fun to pick out 1 recipe in a new book and try it the day I get the book!
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My husband and I have great times cooking meals together! When the kids come to visit we let them request their menu of choice. Funny twist... my two boys request Jim's culinary feasts... Jim's two request Stepmom's dinner delights! Works out fine at the end of the day!
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