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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A trip Home....

Hello everyone...I suppose alot of you are eather about to have spring break, or its week after next. Well , I can't wait to see pic's and hear all about it ;)  Being that we homeschool, we can do ours whenever we see fit. We will prob. take it the last week in March and take a trip to my dad's in Paragould Arkansas. I was born in Arkansas. Moved from there when I was 5ish. My grandparensts ( moms parents) moved to NM from Ar.and we followed. My dad's whole family lives in Ar. and has my whole life. He and I hadn't really known one another until just over 2 years ago. God totally reunited us. My dad is now saved and a totally different man than I knew growing up, now we see him often. He has grown very close to my dh and girls. He has a twin sister and they celebrated their b-day last weekend, so off we went to hang out for the Birthday Bash. Any of you have Southern roots?? I am here to tell you that if you do & get together "Southern Style" then your gonna grub, aint no two ways about it!!!.... I ate till I couldnt eat anything else. Let me just take you through the the meal we had for lunch Sunday...
This here is a good ole pot of Beans and Southern Cornbread...
 OH MAMA!!
Alongside this delish dish "Fried Taters n Onions" gatta have em!!
With some "Franks And Kraut"
And lastly but certainly not least, "Banana Puddin"!!
All this followed a huge batch of Biscuits n Gravy for breakfast!!
Have I told you that I have been seeing a personal trainer??? Well, it was totally worth it and I can't wait to go back for more!!  My kids are still detoxing....
What kinds of food do you eat when you go home? I just can't wait to hear about it... I have so missed you all, and I am going to go and see what has been happening in your world!! ;)
LYLAS/B!! LA

14 comments:

Robyn said...

Spring break is next week and my fried mind can't wait!
All that fixins look so yummy!
We don't eat anything special like that! I wanna go to AR with you!

Robyn said...

Spring break is next week and my fried mind can't wait!
All that fixins look so yummy!
We don't eat anything special like that! I wanna go to AR with you!

M and G said...

Wow that looks yummy!

lagirl said...

Actually Tulsa is "home" for me and when we go there it usually includes BBQ at some point. As much as I LUV the southern cooking here in Louisiana, they don't do BBQ much, unless it's shrimp. My LA friends had never even heard of BBQ Bologna. Can you believe it?!

Glad you had a great time at the Birthday Bash. Those are the moments that punctuate life, don't ya think?!

Emily said...

I would love the banana pudding... I always get fried okra... my grandpa makes the best ever!! yummy! have fun! be safe

Kam said...

So glad you're back! And yep, right here in ATL...that's what we call good eatin'! lol!

love ya~

HeatherPride said...

I do believe "comfort foot" originated in the South!! We are big BBQ people in my family. But that cornbread sure did look good!

Jill said...

I can't wait till our spring break! I need a vacation.

You have now made me totally hungry! MMMMMMMM

JanaBanana said...

Im not southern :) HOWEVER we love to eat beans and tators! Glad you were able to spend some quality time with your daddy :)

mimi said...

Oh my word.....each one of those dishes made me salivate. Off to eat....:)

Maria said...

What an AWESOME testimony about your Dad!! Southern Style is always best when ya gonna eat!! Hope you had a great time!

Carrie said...

Spring break here is the week before Easter. The food sounds about right lol! Southern girl all the way!

Jennifer said...

I'm on Spring Break now and I'm stoked!! Don't ya want to stop by for a visit when you come to AR?!! Love ya girlie!! Jen

Christy said...

I haven't commented in a very long time, but my maternal grandfather was born and raised in Arkansas, oh I love going there! Can I just tell you that I was raised on all those foods and make those same foods for my family. Although I'm a Kansas girl through and through, I love traditional Southern Food! :)
I've taught a good deal of my friends how to make biscuits and gravy! I do admit I don't make home made biscuits, well it's been years...but they're still good! :) LOL
God Bless