First of all, this is just Southern food, but that has always been "our" little secret - Soul Food is Southern Food; I grew up on this stuff. It is the great uniter. One of the great triumphs of mine was when I ran a N1 shop where there was me, a Chief of predominately European extraction, a Philippina civilian and six YN & PN's of predominately African extraction.
It was our turn to host the monthly "Pot Luck." My Chief asked me, "What is our theme?" Waiting for this moment all year, "Well, we're all Southerners but one ... so Southern Food it is."
Thing was, the Admiral was from the South and it was a spread and a half; even if my cornbread was a little dry. (Yes, I cheated and brought three dishes) For a brief shining moment, the N1 shop was actually popular.
That being said, PN2 would look at the below, roll his eyes, sigh, mumble about the patronizing and mildly insulting nature of it all .... before getting to the head of the line to see what these Border State folks were trying to pass off. About the same reaction I have.
What am I talking about? Well - abandon all cliche & BEHOLD!
Relax after the 3-day weekend and forget about making a bag lunch on Tuesday . . . . . enjoy a home-cooked lunch at the Blue Jacket Cafe at NSA Annapolis in honor of Black History Month on February 21, 2012 from 1100 to 1300. Cost is $5.50 per person and includes live music provided by the Commandant's Combo from the U.S. Naval Academy Band.Tastes great I'm sure - but really. No RC Cola and Moonpies? You make me sad. No Ox Tail Soup with the little rice? What do you mean, "Southern Style Greens" & "Southern Style Corn Bread?" No. There are "Greens" and "Cornbread." Don't go confusing those from up yonder. There is no other kind. Oh, that Mac & Cheese better not be from a box. My Mama would wop you one for that.
Southern Style Flounder
Chicken and Dumplings
Glazed Sweet Potatoes Chitterlings
Black Eyed Peas w/Ham Hocks
Baked Macaroni and Cheese Southern Style Greens
Southern Style Corn Bread
For more information about the Blue Jacket Cafe, including next week's menu, visit this link or call 410-293-9120:
What he said.
Yes - it is time again.