Tuesday, February 3, 2009


It’s another month, this year is moving right along, and I’m still writing 2008. The weather is warm outside and sometime filled with gray sky, this is a good time for warm your bones dinners. This month I would like to share some of our One-Pot meal recipes, that has been pass down to us. My father great grandmother told him the story of one-pot meal, he said during slavery the corn rations which were sometimes the only food allotted to the slaves, unless they were given the "leftover" and "undesirable" cuts of meat from their masters. Slaves would supplement their food with wild game and fish pulled from the streams. Squirrel and possum figure among the meats used, catfish, trout, and shrimp among the fish. The women worked in the fields or up at the big house, 16 to 18 hours a day they were often too tired and didn’t have time to make a full meal. Most food requires the use of only one pot, so they served one-pot meals to their family know as "good times" food. The evening meal was a time for families to get together. The big pots became a meal for both body and soul. It was during the meal that the oral history was re-told, forbidden religious ceremonies held, family and friends visited. If you have any question or clarification, I would love comments this will help me create a place were you would enjoy returning to.

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