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I wanted to take something earthy and seasonal like brussels sprouts and make it super southern – because that’s just what we are around here. But then I added pears and bacon for obvious reasons. And then… pepper jelly – which is basically one of the most southern things ever in the history of the south.
One of the greatest perks of summer is the grill! I think we can all agree that summer just wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t fire up the gas tank or light some charcoal on fire and throw some meat around once or twice a week.
A year or so ago, I heard a friend talking about grilling her lettuce. And I was like, “Whaaaaaat?!” And she was like, “Yea, girl!” And I was like, “NO WAY!” (And you’re like, “Abbye, get ON with it for the sake of Pete.”)
So not only is it Monday… It’s the first Monday after the holidays. And there are some things we (I) need to deal with.