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When in Rome

February 28, 2011

My husband and I spent President’s Day weekend down in Thomasville, GA: hunting quail, riding horses, strolling through the pines, canoeing and eating. It was a true break from reality, particularly because we had the pleasure and luxury of a private chef. It’s times like this that I throw nutritional caution to the wind and eat all the delicious dishes that I remember from my childhood. Despite overdosing on sugar and flour, we ate fresh bass caught out of the pond, the quail we shot and venison and dove killed on the plantation. Both the Mayhaw jelly we spread on our biscuits and the green Princess Peas we ate for dinner are also local favorites. Here is what we feasted on over the long weekend:

Thursday

Dinner: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli

Friday

Lunch: BLT’s, Green Salad

Dinner: Biscuits with Mayhaw Jelly, Corn Bread, Green Salad, Pan Fried Bass (1st course), Venison Stew, Black-eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Banana Pudding (dessert)

Saturday

Lunch: Texas Toast, Green Salad, Deep Fried Dove, BBQ Pork Chops, Baked Beans

Dinner: Biscuits with Mayhaw Jelly, Pan Fried Bass (1st course), Grilled Quail, Venison Tenderloin, Wild Rice, Princess Peas, Creamed Spinach and Pecan Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream (dessert)

Sunday

Lunch: Green Salad, Grilled chicken, Potato salad

Dinner: Biscuits with Mayhaw Jelly, Green Salad, Chicken Fried Venison Steaks, Grits, Green Beans, Butter Beans and Fudge Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream (dessert)

Monday

Lunch: Leftovers and Corn Flap Jacks

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