Things you would expect to find at a bonfire in Deep South Georgia:*
*Yes. All three should be capitalized. It is a proper noun methinks. [No place like it, Mama Smart would say.]
aside from the fire of course.
Venison chili with all of the fixins’ (including the Texas-traditional Fritos).
not to be confused with the fact that we are all fixin' to eat.
The Southern party staple of cream cheese and pepper jelly.
how i wish my lactose-averse stomach would let me eat that...
Things you would not expect to find at a bonfire in Deep South Georgia:Something only a freaky foodie would dream up. Mango…peach…and olives?
iloved it so much, i made it for mama smart's surprise party two nights later.
I was immediately struck by “How is this so good?” rapture (that I swear cannot be attributed to the fact that it was one of the only non-dairy veg-friendly items on the potluck side dish table).
And while this might not be a recipe, per se…*
*Nor is it Thomas Keller’s NYC restaurant.
yes, i do buy that giant tub of salsa for just me.
It is simply too deliciously weird (weirdly delicious?) not to share.
You could serve it–as I first tried it–with chunked avocado on top. However I found that the Citrus Avocado Dressing stolen from my friend Alex works just fine, too.
quinoa-stuffed sweet potatoes love the stuff.
Or just grab your salsa spoonand dig in!
wait. you don't eat salsa with a spoon?
Because we all know salsa is better straight up. —————————
Even though Heather told me my salsa-fied sweet potato wasn’t all that strange, I’m linking up to Laura’s Strange But Good celebration of fooddities anyway. [Make sure to salsa your way on over to her blog today!]