okra fries

Thanksgiving with White families vs. Black families

White People Thanksgiving Dinner

Cranberry Sauce (w/ the cranberries in it)
Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Congealed Salad
Pumpkin Pie

Total Amount Of Attendants: 4-10 people (Not including dogs and cats that sit at the table)

Black People Thanksgiving Dinner

Smoked Turkey
Fried Turkey
Fried Chicken
Roast Beef
Honey Baked Ham
Country Ham
Dressing (w/ Turkey baked in it)
Giblet Gray (w/ eggs and some mo in it)
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Turnip Greens
Collard Greens
Mustard Greens
Mixed Greens
Boiled Okra
Fried Okra
Green Beans
Baked Mac n Cheese
Black Eyed Peas
Broccoli Rice Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Candied Yams
Carrot Soufflé
Potato Salad
Tuna Salad
Tossed Salad
Pasta Salad
Crab Legs
Fettuccine Alfredo
Deviled Eggs
Rotel Cheese Dip
Corn Bread
Hot Water Cornbread
Butter Rolls
Sweet Potato Pie
All Of The Sold Out Patty Labelle Pies
Pecan Pie
Egg Pie
Chess Pie
Chocolate Pie
Peach Cobbler
Punch Bowl Cake
Banana Pudding
Lemon Cake
Pound Cake
Red Velvet Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Caramel Cake
Yellow Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting
Carrot Cake
Sock-It-To-Me Cake
King’s Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls
Fry Bread
Cous Cous
Popcorn shrimp
Shrimp kabob
Fried shrimp
Pineapple shrimp
Shrimp and grits
Shrimp and gravy
Birthday Cake
Bean Pies
Little Debbie’s
Pot Pies
Dirty Rice
Pig Feet
Hog Maws
Cotto Salami
Jalapeño Poppers
Cottage Cheese
Old Halloween candy
Egg Foo Yung
Vienna Sausage
Potted meats
Saltine crackers
Ramen noodles
Taco salad
Salisbury steak
Hot pockets
Frito Pies
Hot Dog Casserole
Pork Rinds
Broccoli & Cheese Casserole
Black Licorice
Hamburger Helper
Chocolate Covered Raisins
Hot Cheetos
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Ranch Style Beans
Lil Smokies
Cases of Knockoff Soda
Seagram’s Gin
Crown Royal
Bud Ice

Total Amount Of Attendants: Anybody who likes Seasoning Salt and a 18 minute prayer over the food

Deosculate: To Kiss Affectionately

Thanks for the prompt @chronicopheliac (though I admit I did take a little liberty with “affectionately”) <3 Another in the one-word prompt series:

Times Will has kissed Hannibal breathless:

  • Dog #1: Plato, a purebred Weimaraner puppy whom Will comes downstairs to find under the tree on Christmas morning, a red bow around her neck.
  • The time Hannibal makes chicken fried steak for Will’s birthday, complete with mashed potatoes and fried okra (and gravy all over everything).
  • The first time Hannibal takes Plato, of his own volition, on a trip to the dog park while Will is recovering from the flu. The kiss is so good Hannibal doesn’t even care when he comes down the flu himself two days later.
  • Dog #2: Biff, a three-legged Bull Terrier mix that Hannibal found on the side of the road in February and couldn’t bear to leave alone.
  • The time Hannibal surprised him with front-row tickets for the R.E.M. reunion tour.
  • Treading water while skinny-dipping off the coast of Mexico, for no other reason than just wanting to.
  • Dog #3: Alice, a sheepdog who just kind of appeared one day and never left (because Hannibal was not-so-secretly leaving food on the back porch for her).
  • All the times he’s woken up from a nightmare about the sea to hear Hannibal calmly shh-ing him, big hand rubbing firm circles on his back.
  • The time he came downstairs to find Hannibal making breakfast in Will’s flannel, with the buttons straining around his torso and a small peek of belly showing above his waistband.
  • When they go to bed a year to the day after the cliff, because he sometimes still can’t believe they’re here.

Times Hannibal has kissed Will breathless:

  • After The Backseat Rim Job Incident.
  • The time Will, while judging a blind taste test at the local county fair, correctly identified every single one of Hannibal’s pie entries by taste alone.
  • When Will agreed to let him be in charge of the flowers for their wedding (…and the music for their wedding, and the table linens for their wedding, and the invitations for their wedding, and…)
  • Honestly, there’s just a lot of wedding kissing going on, and neither of them is usually sure who started it.
  • The time Will got him a subscription to Martha Stewart Living for Christmas, “so you can read it for the sheer pleasure of feeling superior.”
  • In a small, dingy twin bed in a hostel outside of Krakow, when their car broke down on a driving vacation across Europe.
  • The time Will heard a wolf on their property and stood outside the door watching and waiting, gun cocked, eyes wild, ready to defend their home.
  • The time Will actually remembered to buy the Camembert and not the Brie at the grocery.
  • The time they got snowed in and made hot cocoa, and Will laughed at him for getting whipped cream on his nose.
  • Almost every day right after breakfast, just because he can.

Bento Challenge Week Eight: Sushi

I tell ya, sushi week couldn’t have come at a better time! Usually I make my bentos the night before work, so by the time I open them up, they’ve been sitting in the fridge all night and usually for a few hours in my bag under an ice pack as well. Not very conducive to good quality sushi.

But this week I’m on spring break! Woo! So even though I didn’t have to go anywhere, I made myself a bento and ate it on the couch while listening to podcasts. It was also nice because I had the free time to do something a little more elaborate than usual. In the top picture, you can see my mise en place for the box, right before taking the sushi rice out of the rice cooker. 

In the bowls:

* Sushi vinegar

* Cucumber

* Purple turnip (I’m not sure what kind it is; we got it from our farm share. It’s huge and oblong and sports a beautiful purple starburst pattern in cross section.)

* Smoked lemon pepper trout (from the grocery store)

* Fried okra (I thought about putting these in the sushi rolls like tempura shrimp or something, but finally decided just to use them as a side dish. I just cut them into coins, dredged them in paprika, salt, and flour, and fried them in canola oil.)

* Sauteed asparagus

* Teriyaki sauce (from the grocery store)

* Mazekomi Wakame seasoning

* Sauteed dandelion greens (left over from last night’s dinner)

* Spicy sauce (from the grocery store)

* Furikake

* Panko

* Fake wasabi (I have real wasabi powder too, but I kinda prefer the flavor of the fake stuff)

* Shichimi togarashi

I also bought a prefab seaweed salad from the grocery store to add a bit of green to the meal. The rolls I wound up making were:

* Turnip and dandelion greens

* Turnip and trout

* Asparagus, panko, and cucumber

* Asparagus and trout

Plus various assorted condiments and toppings.

Pretty freaking tasty, if I do say so myself! I did three with the nori inside the rice and one with the nori outside of the rice, which made for a nice textural contrast. Best lunch I’ve made for myself in ages! Now I just have to get all the dishes done before my wife gets home from work.

anonymous asked:

normal okra = disgusting, fried okra = delicious nuggets of fried gold. I grew up in the south and it is a staple at almost every family gathering so I might be a little biased. It's soooooo good though.

ah. we don’t have fried okra here lol it’s not a Thing ™. thanks anon for this nugget (I’m sry) of info! 💕💕🐝 I didn’t even kno fried okra existed before today tbh so to kno it’s poPULAR - u rly do learn something every day eheh so ty for sending this! (still a hell veg tho) (and u kno it)

I should’ve anticipated that question. A Meat ‘n’ three is a country cooking joint. You go in, pick a meat from a list of 3 or 4 and then 3 (or 2 for lower price) vegetables on the side from a list of about 10.

Meats and sides are usually on a rotation, with fried chicken always available on Sunday (most days, really) and fried fish always on Friday.

Your typical meat list would be fried chicken, baked chicken, fried fish, country fried steak, meatloaf, chicken n dumplings, pork chops, country ham, turkey n gravy. Typical “vegetable” list would be creamed corn, mashed potatoes n gravy, au gratin potatoes, dressing (as in the stuff that goes with turkey at thanksgiving), green beans, black eyed peas, collard greens, broccoli casserole, Mac n cheese, fried okra, fried green tomatoes, Lima beans, zipper peas, stewed cabbage, etc.

Then you got your biscuit or your cornbread.

And of course there’s cobbler. And cake. And hopefully (*fingers crossed for tonight*) banana puddin.

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