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.



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