We were so excited when our friends, the McKee’s came over for dinner last night. They live in Florida and we love to get together with them whenever we go to Disney but we’ve never had a chance to have them in our home! We even went on vacation together last summer and had an absolute ball. So when it came time for them to come eat in my kitchen, I wanted to put on a spread!
They ended up staying so late that they remained in Huntsville for the night and we’re getting together again today to enjoy the fun company before they head back. So in lieu of a post, I thought I’d bring you links to everything I cooked.
This is one of Ricky’s favorites and we hadn’t had them in a while so I had a hankering 🙂
Katy Rose and I shucked a good bit of corn and we served it fried, or creamed as I think most of you call it. Here is a link to that recipe complete with shucking and freezing instructions! There is NOTHING like fresh fried corn. I’d pick it over a dessert any day!
I also call these “Country Green Beans” and they’re just plain good!
You know how us Southerners like our double and triple starches with meals!
This is my family’s version (not the kind with corn meal) that comes out like a wonderfully fluffy biscuit with a crunchy crust. I served it with honey and molasses.
Okay I just made this because I’ve been wanting some and I wanted to have folks here to help me eat it 🙂
My relish tray had deviled eggs…
… and those Candied Dill Pickles that Julie Hutson shared the recipe for. I’ve made three jars this week!
I also put some garden fresh sliced tomatoes on the tray as well.
Dessert was a Totable Banana Pudding, a bit of a spin on my traditional banana pudding recipe but one that keeps better so you can make it well ahead of time. Of course, I took photos so I’ll be putting the recipe on Southern Plate soon!
Afterwards the McKees spoiled our four legged kids completely rotten. This is Kent McKee and Zoe.
and Maralee loving on little Teaspoon.
The kids aren’t pictured because they were camping under a desk in the office with their flashlights :).
Maralee and I were thrilled to discover that we are both going to be writing books at the same time! I told her it was like we were carrying babies together! Her book is going to be published by Harvest House and mine will be published by Workman. If you’d like to meet the McKee Family you can join Maralee over on her Facebook page by clicking here. I know you’ll love her sweet and kind spirit as much as we do. They are just wonderful people.
So now I’ve officially started working on my next cookbook and hope to have it finished just after the new year. I don’t have an exact publication date yet but I’ll keep you posted. This is going to be an entirely new cookbook with a FABULOUS theme that I think you’ll all love (can’t share it just yet though!). As always, I’ll be sharing the stories behind each recipe and inserting as much helpful information and instructions as possible. Special thanks to everyone who has picked up a copy of my first Southern Plate Cookbook and to everyone reading this for being such a great part of the Southern Plate Family! If you’d like to get a copy of my cookbook today, Amazon has it for just $15.62, 43% off of the retail price! Click here to visit my cookbook’s page on Amazon.*
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’d love to hear what you have planned in the comments section below if you have time to share!
Funny moment with my youngest that I shared on my Facebook Page:
Katy watches with interest while I cut open the bag and plop the fryer into my pot, covering it with water before putting it on the eye. “Mama, is that a REAL chicken?” “Yes Baby” “Real like the kind that used to go Bock Bock?” “Yes Baby” Then she leans in closer to the headless, featherless creature floating in water and says “Are you sure it’s dead?”
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