My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Monday, March 21, 2011

Red-Eye Gravy Was Named By

Mark Twin is reputed to have named the coffee-based gravy when dining with a friend one morning. It seems that the cook, an unkempt and sottish man, delivered the plates personally. Looking up, the great humorist commented, "That cook's eyes are as red as this gravy is black" - and the gravy was known as "red-eye" from that point on!

1 comment:

  1. My Gran once made me finish a biscuit with red-eye gravy on it, after I told her I didn't like it. I sat there and waited until it was ice cold and it tasted much worse!


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