Uncle an' me is wishin' all y'all a Happy Thanksgiving'!!
Shure been a busy mornin' gettin' all the fixin's ready to take to another clan home fer the Big Feast.
We woke to a shock--39 degrees?? Oh dawgs, tha's cold fer Aunty. So...nuthin' can stop the preparation schedule, so I put on mah most outrageous socks an' got to hoppin'.
Aunty had assignments: collard greens, acre peas an' pecan pie.
Trouble we's had is that the acre pea season were real poor. Nary a bag of peas to be found. Even in Black folks' markets. Usually these peas is gold, I mean, no foolin' a pint of peas is seven bucks! And we needs about three quarts for this tribe.
But even a call to a north Georgia farmer's co-op filed to turn up the wee peas. So....we's main' do wif' butter peas...sorta a cross a'tween baby butter beans an' acre peas.
Now fer weeks Uncle has been battlin' the squirrels in hopes of harvesting enough pecans fer a pie. A' God love the man, he did shell enough fer Aunty to make a fine lookin' specimen.
Cain't boast that these is our collard greens...mayhap y'all recall last year how Uncle gre his own and babied them thangs fer weeks. No, these is market bought, but they were purty, dark green an' smooth. I jes' cain't deal wif' mustard greens or even turnip greens...too hairy, too hard to clean. Luv us some good collards, though. Cooked these wif' a big ole hambone....is yore mouth waterin'?.
An' now, sweet thangs, we's off to see the rest of the clan, to give heartfelt thanks fer the many many blessin's we has. Most of all, the blessin's of lots of folks to love...an' Aunty loves each of y'all too. Wish y'all wuz all heah wif' us.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
Posted by Aunty Belle at 10:53 AM