(Postcard invite I designed)
Last Saturday, we held a little get together to say good luck and best wishes to a wonderful couple, P & I happened to meet because a train was late (and by late I mean 4 hours) one very hot Labor Day. It’s funny how people fall into your life by chance, or because you force them to spend 3 hours with you drinking 🙂 We are so grateful for the adventures we have enjoyed with them and can’t wait to join them on new ones in their new location. I decided since they are saying goodbye to the South, it would only be appropriate to do a Southern theme with the food and drinks. Besides who doesn’t love Southern cuisine!
Southern Charcuterie Board
All local cheese and cured meats from NC & VA
Deviled Egg with Pickled Okra
Pickled Shrimp 2 Ways:
Martha Stewart: do not pre-cook the shrimp 10 or 15 minutes
Bon-Appetit: this one was much better than the Martha Stewart version. If you decide to do the Martha Stewart recipe I recommend using the timing on this one for pre-cooking the shrimp.
Sausage Cheddar Balls: I do not use the onion, add about a teaspoon of Tabasco and use hot sausage
Country Ham Pate: only used about 2 green onions not the 5
Because I’m a great blogger and would never forget to take pictures…none of the pictures are mine but belong to the lovely and talented T. Thanks T for providing the pictures and the:
There was a number of other yummy additions to these brought by friends…we never lack for food 🙂
Charleston Plantation Earl Grey Iced Tea
Did someone call me out on breaking the theme with the margaritas? Well, like with most drinks in our house (see Bourbonator post) there is a story behind that 🙂 I may have mentioned a few times on this blog about how I love variety and trying new things, and I don’t have favorites. I tend to
ignore forget that other people don’t necessarily follow my life philosophy in this area. While it might not be their favorite, a good Margarita is something both of them certainly enjoy and will order if given the opportunity. I cannot count the number of times that I have dragged B& E into my “hipster” bars, that not only don’t serve Margaritas but there is not a tequila or vodka bottle in sight. I felt like serving Margaritas at their going away party was only fair 🙂 I did serve them in mason jars, which immediately turns anything Southern.
A great time was had by all and it was both a sad and happy affair.
I have little to share for the rest of the week, as we indulged in leftovers, dining out, and grilling. I’ll be back next week with our regularly scheduled meals 🙂