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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hey, Grandpa! What's for supper?

Anybody ever watch "Hee Haw?"  That was traditional Saturday night entertainment at my house, much to my mother's chagrin. It catered to (or perhaps shaped) my love of classic country music and deep fried foods.  At some point in every show, everyone would holler, "Hey, Grandpa!  What's for supper?"  Then Grandpa Jones, a fellow Kentuckian, would pop up and list off the awfullest mess of stuff you ever heard. Things like possum tails and collard greens. Once he finished, everyone would pipe in, "Yumm, yum!"  I remember it so vividly!

Fade to present day.  I love to cook.  I have a husband who likes great food, but is just as happy with cereal for supper, so I don't really cook much anymore.  We had an opportunity last Saturday night to have a terrific couple over for dinner. I do try to make these events special in some way, so I'm sharing the menu.  And, I'll share in the future if it seems like the crowd might say, "Yum, yum!"

The best part of this party was after the kids went to bed.  We took our dessert downstairs and while Dan played the piano (he's an excellent musician and great composer), I sang and we were still going strong 3 1/2 hours later when our spouses were nodding off!  So fun!

So, here's what was for supper:

Mom's Marinated Shrimp
Spinach Potato Soup w/ Tomato Base
Sweet N Tangy Grilled Chicken
Five Minute Salad: Goat Cheese, Herb and White Bean
Fresh Farm Bread (from our local Bakehouse)
Strawberry Shortcake w/ Cream Cheese Custard

I served the shortcake in individual dessert dishes remeniscent of the Depression-era.  I just got them that morning for two dollars at a yard sale!  

You'll have to leave a comment if you want any of the recipes!



  1. All that food! My mouth is watering. Sounds great!

  2. mmmmm I love your Mom's Marinated Shrimp! So glad you had a fantastic evening. I'm sure the muusical entertainment was nothing like ours at the coffee house! *Wink*