Saturday, June 10, 2006

An evening to relish

It's the afternoon lull here on the Sugar Ranch. Bean is sleeping and I had thought that I, too, would take a little power nap today. But I began obsessing over the disgustingly mildewed shower stall in the so-called "master" bathroom of our house. I doused the tiles with mildew remover--singeing my nose smell pores or whatever into oblivion in the process--then began scrubbing. My heart rate got all revved up, my brain is still in a whirl with all the house-selling chores, and so there will be no nap for this busy mama.

BUT. I am having 2 good friends over for a dinner party planned weeks before I knew we'd be moving. They're bringing gin and sour mix so that we can get likkered up on gin fizzes, and I'm doing the cooking. Wanna know the menu? Sure you do.

  • Devilled eggs and small sour pickles will be our little hors-d'oeuvres.
  • Fried chicken, and I won't spare the bacon grease for frying it in. Vegetable oil is for sissies.
  • Mashed potatoes (But you can forget about the gravy--it's just not going to happen this evening.)
  • Corn on the cob with plenty of kosher salt and hot, melty butter dripping off it.
  • Cucumber and onion salad with some tasty cherry tomatoes thrown in.
  • Fresh buttermilk biscuits with butter and maybe some strawberry freezer jam I made Mother's Day weekend. My Gran always had jam on the table when she served biscuits, at any meal any time of day.
  • And for dessert, get this--hot fudge brownie sundaes! I made the brownies this morning, plus some homemade hot fudge sauce I happen to have on hand 'cause Husband likes it, squirty whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, choppped, toasted pecans...awww yeah!
I warned my friends in advance so they could avoid eating all day and save their day's calorie intake for this evening. Wish y'all could come, too!


HolyMama! said...

i wish I could come, too! oh my gosh! that's southern food heaven!

Belle said...

Oooh, sounds yummy! Am I too late to swing by?

Blog-o-licious said...

WOW, I gained 4 pounds just reading the menu...gotta run, really!

Nikkie said...

that sounds beyond yummy!

Manhattan Mama said...

love this. I agree-- jam with biscuits. I even eat them for dinner.

cubmommy said...

I hope you guys had a great time! The menu sounds awesome!

Stacie said...

Mmmmm! what time? I think it's only a few hundred miles to your house!

Mommygoth said...

Speaking as one of the ones who got to eat the yummies, I can tell you was fabulous!