...ain't there nothing I can take? I said "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?" (from eating all those pickles and peppers)
I want this song out of my head! I share these videos with you so that the songs will leave my head, but this time it didn't work...*sigh*....moving on...
Last week, I wrote about things we recently saw in the north that you would never see in the south. Soooo, this post is about things you will see in the south that will not see above the Mason-Dixon Line.
Pickled Pig's Feet
These are sold in most grocery stores in the south. However, I had to pull this image from Walmart.com because I COULD NOT go look for them in the store to get a photo. I found out from Tammy that they are sold in Ohio AND from Kim and AnnMarie that they can also be found in New York. Welcome to the south, y'all! :-)
You, my northern and Tennessee friends, are missing out. While the burgers "ain't nuthin' to chaw tobaccy over", their Texas toast is unbelievable!
Hot Summer Temps
...in the shade...sort of speaks for itself!
Pork intestines....'nuff said!
Aunt Jemima Grits
I did find grits in a store in Newport, RI, however, they were Quaker Grits, which seem to be sold in most states. If you want true "southern" grits, you have to buy Aunt Jemima!
Milo's burgers are the best "fast food" burgers you will ever put in your mouth! Just ask anyone who has had one of these while traveling through the Sweet Home Alabama...because that is the only place you will find this hamburger chain. Their sweet tea is well known throughout the south and is truly "all the rage" for sweet tea!
I found this hilarious article on Southern Living Magazine's website about southerners and their sweet iced tea! We are NOT that dramatic about our sweet tea, heck, I don't even like tea....oops, did I just say that out loud??!! Sorry, I know it is blasphemy to be southern and not like sweet tea, but I've never acquired a taste for it. See yesterday's post on my weirdo taste buds. :-)
There are so many other funky southern things, but I think this will give you a good idea of what goes on down here!
BTW, while up north we were in a restaurant and I ordered a coke. The waitress uttered a phrase that almost caused me to fall out of the chair..."do you want that with ice or without?" Huh??!! Coke is never served in a glass without ice! Down here, we even put ice in our coffee! ;-)