Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Welcome to our Picnic

We got an award a few weeks back(mom is terrible at doing this stuff) from Forty Paws.  The Sunshine Picnic Award comes with an invitation to a picnic where each brings something to eat. We live in the mountains of western North Carolina so we will choose traditional and new Southern Appalachian foods to bring to our picnic. 

Let's see...how about pulled pork with blueberry chipotle BBQ sauce,  liver mush (similar to scrapple but made of pork liver, pork fat and cornmeal),  grilled mountain trout, branch lettuce (local watercress found in early spring at higher elevations at the edge of mountain streams or branches) "kilt" with hot bacon grease and vinegar, buttermilk cornbread cooked in an iron skillet,  sweetened fried apples as a side dish, corn pudding, watermelon rind pickles and sweet potato casserole. 

corn pudding

For dessert chocolate gravy poured over homemade biscuits,  cardamon coconut milk ice cream from the Hop, truffles from the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, sweet tea and Highland

chocolate gravy over biscuits

Callie is watching the peeps set up the picnic and all the goodies.  Hope this is enough to entice y'all to join us for this super fun picnic!  Mom will add a few non traditional things for the vegans and vegetarians like her.  Now will pick some blogs to host their own picnic - lets spice this up a bit and get some overseas cats to join in.

Flynn from Eric and Flynn's Adventures in UK
Georgia from Mickey's Musings in Canada
The Gang from Furries of Whisppy in Malaysia
Charlie from Charlie Rascal in Sweden

Hope y'all enjoy the foods and have a relaxing picnic!  We missed Cinco de Mayo cuz Mom was too lazy to dress us up!  But do come back for our Gotcha Day celebration for our beloved Angel Yoko on Mother's Day - this Sunday.


Old Kitty said...

Your new look blog is super amazing!! Awwww Callie!! hope you get some of that yummy pulled pork!

We're heading straight for the homemade biscuits! Yay! Take care

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Concatulations on your award - and you made my human hungry!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Congratulations on the award!

The food looks fantastic; you've certainly made our human very hungry.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope you all had a wonderful picnic.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Cat Guy said...

picnic!! might just stick to the tuna, a classic! enjoy the award!

Terri said...

My goodness, what a picnic! Concats on your award :)

Marilia said...

ConCats to the award!!!

Everycat said...

Congratulations on the award and WOW what a picnic! I've never had pulled pork before, so if I may just have a little pull?


JC said...

Yum !!!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

*nom* *nom*
Purrfect picnic weather and foods !
A BIG ConCAtulations to the award and thank you very much for sending it over to me :)


Forty Paws said...

Wowee! We are enjoying this food at your Picnic!!!! This is a ton of fun! After our birthday Par-Tay yesterday, and your Picnic today, we might need to go on a d-i-e-t!

Luf, Us

Brian's Home Blog said...

Such a wonderful picnic gang!!! Congrats on the very nice award too!

Marg said...

Looks like a great picnic for sure. Lots of good food. Calle, did you get a little bit of all that stuff. Take care and have a great day.


oh my what a picnic! The food looked delicious and concats on your award.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Concats on your award and thanks for passing it on to me. The food all sounds delicious.

Cats Herd You said...

Your post made us hungry! Concatulations on your award!

The Island Cats said...

What a fun picnic! Thanks for having us. That food looks so good.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

grilled mountain trout !!!!!! WE......R.......THER !!!!!!! manee thanx guys for de invite & conga ratz on yur awardz ♥♥♥

meowmeowmans said...

What a well-deserved award, and what a delicious picnic spread you have! :)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We totally missed out on this post and award. Thank you for letting us know and for nominating us! Your picnic has made us VERY hungry! :)



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