Ok but opinions on beans and bbq? Also corn on the cob? How sweet should tea be? Also sheet cake- u know the type. From scratch.
baked beans are okay, i’m not a huge fan, I’d rather eat them with hot dogs. but I do love getting butter beans (/lima beans) with bbq! with some bits of smoked ham and the pepper relish (to this day I can’t remember what that stuff is? everyone in alabama had it on the table at restaurants to put on butter beans, it was some sort of pickled peppers, really vinegar-y)
corn on the cob is good but again i’m weird about eating food like that, which is just my own neurosis.
sweet tea should be very sweet. very sweet. so sweet that, as an adult, I think “I really shouldn’t be drinking a whole glass of this.” The sweetness level shouldn’t cover up the taste of tea though, which is when you know it’s too sweet, because it just tastes like syrup. the sugar should always be mixed in while the tea is hot. the other option if, like me, you’re trying to not drink 4 cups of granulated sugar a day - make simple syrup!
I just made hibiscus simple syrup and a big pitcher of sweet tea, but I only did half the amount of sugar in the tea. I keep a little jar of the syrup in the fridge and just add it as needed and I find that I’m definitely using less sugar than I would have and it still tastes like sweet tea (albeit hibiscus sweet tea - but you can make just regular simple syrup)
I’m indifferent about the sheet cake - i know, i know. but I’ve always been a pie gal