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

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saint and Scripture Sunday - Sort Of

There is a Saint and a Scripture some place pertaining to yesterdays church auction. You will have to find them yourself. I'm too tired. It was certainly a spiritual day. It was so cold and windy the auction was moved inside to the church hall. People were wall to wall and starving. They started eating before the auction and continued until after. The only food we served was hot dogs, pimento cheese sandwiches, soda, coffee, baked beans and potato salad. We gave away desserts left over from the funeral yesterday.

Sort of as a joke we made pimento cheese sandwiches using the heel, or ends, of the bread loaf. Those are the ones that sold first. People wanted the hot dog sauce on a bun with no hot dog.

These nice Christan folks were having bidding wars over everything. A pan of 24 homemade rolls sold for over a hundred dollars. A bag of apples for twenty five dollars an apple. Pickled beets, (pint jar), for eighty dollars. Bourbon Balls for seventy dollars a pound, etc. It was crazy!

My brother bought every potato that came up for sale, about 30 pounds. I guess he's expecting a potato famine.

These are just some of the things that went on. I was so busy slinging food I missed half the stuff. I ended up with a beautiful basket of red sweet peppers and a pair of hand knit wool hand warmers.

These people have been doing this since 1947. In a couple of months we will all be talking about what we will make for next year. But for now I need a nap.

I would say this was a nice saintly day!


  1. Wow! What a day and what an auction. I hope we have as good a time at our Christmas tree auction in November.

  2. hahaha...i think you need a long nap! i wonder what plans your brother has for you and those potatoes? sounds like lots of fun!

  3. what an amazing event,, you deserve a nap for sure.

  4. I'm sure you've never heard me say this before, but you should write about this and send it in! It sounds like a wonderful day, and the good kind of tired.


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