Sunday Social | all about FOOD


Welcome to another installment of Sunday Social, a weekly link-up hosted by Neely and Ashley. This week’s questions are all about food, one of the sole reasons for my existence!!!!

Sunday Social

If you could eat ONE thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I’m going to cheat a little here and pick one restaurant: The Feedmill in Morganfield, Kentucky. I’ve eaten at this hole-in-the-wall for years and it’s always the first place I want to dine at when I’m home. I’ve eaten crawfish and alligator tail at other restaurants, but it felt like adultery.

I’ve never had a bad meal at The Feedmill and I always order the same thing: fried pickles as an appetizer and The Feedmill Platter for my entree. It consists of all my favorites crispy-fried in a homemade batter with Cajun spices: shrimp, gator tail, frog legs, and crawfish. I’m also a condiment connoisseur so I always have an array of dipping sauces readily available: honey mustard, remoulade, and cocktail sauce — also homemade.

What is your guilty pleasure or comfort food?

Have you not seen me? Food likes me and I like food. It’s very comforting and relaxing.

What’s the craziest (or weirdest) food you’ve ever eaten?

Besides the alligator and crawfish tail, which, to me, are not strange, I’ve eaten shark, rattlesnake, bison, and goat. It wasn’t until earlier this year that I ate my first raw oyster. I’ve yet to try a calf fry though. (eeeek)

What foods do you avoid at all costs?

In case you are a new visitor to Three 31, I’m very allergic to cow’s milk. No, I’m not lactose intolerant. I am ALLERGIC to the dairy-goodness. I know, it’s a shame. No, I cannot have butter, cheese, ice cream, or milk chocolate. I can, however, have soy-based products that are very close in taste and texture. No, they are not exactly the same, but in my position, I’ll take whatever I can get.

Other foods I avoid: SPAM (don’t even get my started on canned meats) and Vienna sausages (I don’t disclose what Husband calls this type of concoction), brussel sprouts, squash, okra, pig’s feet, liver, brain, and raw onion.

What meal reminds you of your childhood?

Fried chicken, meatloaf (with tomato sauce), pork chops off Dad’s smoker, BBQ ribs and chicken, Neenie’s banana pudding, Nannie’s homemade biscuits and white cream gravy (in the day before my allergy diagnosis), and Nana’s chicken noodle soup.

Share your favorite recipe and the story behind it.

I’m sharing a recipe for *Stuffed Mushrooms* for no other reason than it has its own post and I’m lazy. The pictures are not the best quality, I over-crowded the pan of mushroom guts and had to strain the excess liquid, but these “bowls of delicious-ness” are purr-tee darn tasty, if I don’t say so myself. They take a bit of work and effort, but totally worth it. Plus, there are no leftovers. I can’t count the number of times I’ve made several dozen and a crumb was left.

I’m glad you stopped by. Happy Sunday!

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  1. Celeste Zachry August 12, 2012 at 7:09 am - Reply

    That’s a hilarious photo of you and Kevin. Made me giggle! Someday, I want to go eat with you at this “hole in the wall”.

    I don’t have time, now, to check out the mushrooms. WE have a reception to plan and my last tray of goodies (#4) is in the oven. I ran out of steam last night.

    • Nicole August 12, 2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

      YOU are Wonder Woman. I was going to do more, but then realized I didn’t have any eggs and I was already out of my bra. Therefore, no trip to the store. That’s how I roll. =)


  2. Jill House August 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    With all of the wonderful things from the garden in Kentucky that you showed in your blogs, I can’t believe you don’t like squash and okra! You don’t know what you are missing! Thanks to you and Celeste for the wonderful goodies this morning – the reception turned out very nice!

    • Nicole August 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      I know, Jill, my parents doubt my sanity because I don’t like all the veggies known to man. I’ll stick to the corn, green beans, and bacon. Mmmm

      Thanks for YOUR help today, the reception was great. =) NH

  3. veronica August 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I also avoid canned meat of all kinds – even tuna. Can you have milk if it is cooked in something – like pancakes.

    • Nicole August 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      Veronica, unfortunately, I cannot have milk or any by-product. Oh, how I miss it though!!!!!

      =) nicole

  4. Tiffany August 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    thank you for visiting & following my blog. I am now returning the favor. Email me or message me what part of Kentucky you are in. A few of us get together a few times a year.

    Dreams Do Come True


    • Nicole August 12, 2012 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Tiffany, thanks for the visit and comment! I’m sending you an email soon. I just got back to Texas from a 2-week visit “home” in Kentucky. It was pure bliss. It’s so hard to leave, but I missed Husband bunches!!!!! Another reason to visit The Bluegrass? I’m in. =)


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