Today’s top five is a list of five things on SouthernPlate
that I really want you to make!
Mama’s Hoe Cake
Hoe Cake varies from family to family. Most traditional recipes for hoe cake are based on corn meal but my Mama’s is more of a big old fluffy-as-a-cloud biscuit with a crunchy crust. Delicious with homemade apple butter.
Delicious, tender fried chicken with the shortest ingredient list you’ve ever seen! Many a bicycle was parked out front of our house on the nights Mama made these!
Southern Steak and Milk Gravy
I like to find cube steak on sale and package in individual quart sized freezer bags to mix this up or a quick lunch for myself sometimes. Mama used to make it all the time and she’d pour the gravy all over it and put the whole whowha in a big old bowl.
(This post is old as Methuselah!)
Yellow Cake with old Fashioned Peanut Butter Icing
One of those old fashioned fudge like icing recipes you just don’t find anymore.
Frozen cranberry banana salads
A very special recipe from a very special lady. Mix up a batch of these and store them in the freezer to bring out for a dessert treat anytime.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song!
– Jerry Van Amerongen
Christy, Congratulations on your book sales. I’ve no doubt it WILL make the N.Y. Times Best Seller List!! Mine is on its’ way from Amazon. I preordered it back in April so I’ve been anticipating the arrival for a long time!! I’m so looking forward to receiving it and adding it to my collection. Best of everything to you as you continue this exciting venture you are on. I wish I lived close to any of the places you will be doing your book signing. I would love to meet you. May God continue to bless you and your family.
We LOVE the chicken planks. I tried it once when I was out of Panko breadcrumbs and really enjoyed the taste and mouth feel.
I want to try Mama’s Hoe Cake as I have (as you said) never seen one using regular (ok self rising) flour. I think it will be on the menu for the family dinner on Sunday … and maybe the chicken planks.
You are the best – thank you so much for sharing with us.
Christy, I received your wonderful book yesterday through Amazon. I just spent two hours reading it cover to cover. It’s wonderful! Everything I hoped for.
Can’t wait to start cooking! God bless you and your family.
Thank you so much, Kate! We are all truly blessed and part of my blessings is you!!
I’ve already made three of them! Maybe I’ll fix the steak and hoe cake for dinner this weekend and knock off the other two! 🙂
You must be psychic, I have chicken thawing in the fridge just for the planks!!
Ava, I’ve lost my glasses around here somewhere and so just glanced at your comment and thought you said “you must be specific” and I was so confused for a minute! lol
Now on to the important question, what time do we need to be there for dinner?
I have made “Mama’s Hoe Cake” several times and it is AMAZING!!! I love the cripsy edges! The “Yellow Cake with Peanut Butter Icing” is the next one off that list that I would love to make! Congrats, Christy!
We make the chicken planks ALL the time! My husband just LOVES them. That and your strawberry cake. 🙂