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Gabby Abby

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DECEMBER 26, 2012 9:16AM

New Years Guide to Southern Cooking

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 When my Uncle Bimbo, mom's brother, called Christmas Eve morning from the field at the farm, this was the gist of the conversation:

me: H'lo?
him: this Jean?
me: who wants to know lunkhead?
him: oh, it's you. well, ask yo momma what kinda greens she wants me to cut her
me: how about you cut the ones I want?
him: you ain't gonna fix 'em nohow, just ask Jean
me: 'Jean' wants collards
him: you sure? she usually likes 'em mustards
me: yeah, but 'she' knows how much easier collards are and 'she' wants collards.
him: I'm blamin' this on you when she asks me where are m' mustards?
me: how lazy are you anyway? just bring a bag of each
him: what am I now, your field hand?
me: merry christmas, see you at lunch.

Stack of bibles.

Hope everyone had some version of collards at the table yesterday and more to come at New Years, just add black eyed peas and a ham hock to the sideboard and you're set for a lucky '13. 

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Eureka!!! how long has it been??? Welcome back to ME. I've missed OS and all my kin here.
Charming! Happy Eating & Welcome back! R
Hey, Gab, I'm happy to see you here. Trust your Christmas went well, and best wishes for the New Year.
Happy Eating 2013!!!!!!!! :)
Yummy I only remember to make blackeyes at New Years sounds dang good right about now...Hope your every "green" comes true this coming year :)
Love it - both the conversation and the fact that you're here posting about it. I miss it here too. It's just not the same anywhere else. I posted something today too. Have to take advantage of it when you can!

Happy New Year, my dear friend! I miss you!

R
Ain't family grand! Didn't have collards but I did have a big salad; I love all greens. And I love that your uncle is called "Bimbo."
Wow, I'm on OS. And commenting. Happy New Year to you too. Must remember the black eyed peas this year.
I should mention Bimbo is my mother's youngest brother and he's more my older brother than an Uncle - we are only a few years apart in age, and both still 12 years old in spirit. In the South nicknames are almost a requirement. Rest assured my granny didn't name him THAT!