My Life On A Plate!
Jan. 9, 2014 8:20 pm
Updated: Jan. 11, 2014 4:10 pm
Jim and I enjoy watching the numerous cooking shows on TV. Recently we have been sucked in to the team competition of " The Taste". We enjoy this show because it is not limited to just professional chefs. There is a good mix of professionals, home cooks
and food bloggers among some other food related people.
Snuggled on the couch, after a comfort meal of Country Fried Steak, rice and gravy, we settled in to watch the two hour episode of the show! The premise of the competition was your Life on a plate... Jim turned to me and asked me that question... " What
would be on your plate?"
Now that the show is over and I have picked my faves and my not so faves... I can think about the answer to that very intrigueing question... What would I put on a plate to represent my life?
First and formost there must be fish... I'm definately gonna go with a lightly fried catfish... ( growing up I have always been a tad bit of a tomboy... I love to fish and learned to clean and p
repare freshwater fish at a very early age.. By the way my first trophy fish was an eight pound Blue Channel Catfish at the tender age of 7.) I paid attention to my dad skinning and gutting the fish right there on the bank,
then carefully and from a safe distance watched my mom season, prepare and cook that fresh fish! ( I was a tad accident prone back then and mom was careful not to let me too close to anything hot or breakable!)
The side dishes that I would serve along with ,would be stone ground homemade grits "a la my Mamaw"! These grits were sooooo good and creamy, made with sweet cream not milk or water! These grits however delicious hot ...I would eat them as a snack after
breakfast ,at her house, cold out of the pan! The other side dish would be southern collards... I have always loved the taste of greens... But the collard greens are my favorite and I have taken the last 40 something years of my life of gathering techniques
and seasonings to perfect my version of this delectable God given vegetable! ( I have turned Jim into a Collard eater... I said eater... not a lover of collards... But that is saying a lot!) My final touches to my collards came from my brother in law whom
I loved dearly and left us far too soon! Mike added the spicy sweet to perfect my dish!
Well there you have it... My life on a plate... What'sYour's?