Hey Y’all! Let’s talk about Southern things today. I grew up in a little town called Hudson, North Carolina. To get even more specific, Cajah’s Mtn (like 3 people are going to understand that one). Our only real claims to fame are Madison Bumgarner (that world series pitcher) and Eric Church (country singer). But I am not here to talk about people I don’t know…I am here to talk about awesome southern things. I get to claim a bunch of crazy awesome stuff. I was spurred by this list I was sent yesterday. Some of my favorites are on the list. Let’s look a little closer:
#1 – Cheerwine. Sweet lawdy I love that stuff. I don’t drink near as much soda as I did when I was younger but sometimes, it is so refreshing. I can’t say Cheerwine is my favorite of all time. That would go to #25, Sundrop…which was just recently made national. Hell look at this list. We are the home of every freakin awesome soda ever. #31 Dr. Pepper? Southern. Pepsi(not on the list)? NC born. #20 Coke? Atlanta. Mountain Dew(not on the list)? Tennessee. Sugary land of awesome down here y’all. I mean my good friend Ralph sent me this in a text recently and I about fainted from the epicness.
#2 – Duke’s Mayo. I don’t have much to say about this because why the EFF would you buy something different? All I can think of is Sunbeam white bread, fresh tomatoes and duke’s mayo. Man I love mater sammiches. Also? Replace the tomato with bananas and we have another fine treat.
#7 – Livermush. Ok yeah, I hear you gagging and saying “man this bitch is some kind of back woods hillbilly” but you can suck it. My husband already tells me this quite often. Nothing phases me. That shiz is AWESOME. We have our own festival! On top of it’s crispy goodness, the fact that it is SO regional is really amazing to me. I think Andrew notes it in the video about how you can go just a few miles east and people have no clue what you are talking about. Kevin still refuses to really even look at it. Once again, solidifying my bumpkin status. I grew up on it, never questioned it’s ingredients and therefore just know it for it’s tastiness.
#16 – Pimento cheese. Now I can’t say I am a bigger fan than say BA or Kathleen, but I sure do love it. Now if I have to buy at a store, I choose Ruth’s. Just a fact. I actually had some here at work this week. Toasted too! Nom.
#41 – Country ham. If loving ham this much is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right. The salty goodness is always a special treat. When we went to the zoo a few weeks back, we stopped at Dixie III in Asheboro based on a twitter recommendation (man i love twitter). It was a great hole in the wall place that only took cash and checks. All southern food (no collards on the menu though…booooo). I had country ham steak and it was GLORIOUS.
So those are just a few. What are your favorite southern things? Did they make the list?