There’s No Place Like…

I’m going to take the unconventional route here and start my updates with the end of our trip.  I’ve got lots of pictures that need to be loaded from the camera, and lots of words that need to be loaded from my head.  It’s going to take some time to sort through.  Please bear with me.

It’s absolutely wonderful to be back home after five nights away.  Last night was the first “normal” night that we’ve had since last Tuesday (and maybe Tuesday doesn’t count, either, because we were packing).  The fridge and cupboard are fairly bare, but I was able to put together something resembling dinner – a sauteed chicken breast, some barley, and a bag of peas that I found in the freezer.  It’s welcome relief from vacation food.

Speaking of which, you’re probably curious about our Southern Culinary Adventure.  All will be revealed in due time, but off the top of my head I can tell you that it involves wings, ribs, barbecue, fried pickles, fried shrimp, hush puppies, boiled peanuts, ham, beer, beer and more beer, and the best cornbread recipe we’ve ever had, so good it’s bumped my tried-and-true recipe from our barbecue lineup. 

And, oh yes, pimento cheese.

So, I’ve got all of that to talk about, plus the continuation of the Talulah’s Table series coming up, plus preparations for the Big Pig Gig 2008.  Stay tuned.  Stuff’s happening.