Can y’all believe the holidays are just around the corner? I’m already starting to think about what my family and I will eat on Thanksgiving. Now that I’m older and a more experienced cook, I like to contribute to the actual meal rather than just eating and helping with the cleanup. I love making desserts, but this year I’m contributing something else to the day: sweet potatoes, as a side dish!
I swear it feels like I was just writing my September Friday Five post. Do I say that every month? Maybe that’s because I didn’t blog a whole lot this month—sorry, y’all, lots going on behind the scenes! Either way, the end of October is near and it’s time for another edition of Friday Five.
Who doesn’t love a good biscuit? If you ask me, breakfast and/or brunch should always include a biscuit. Or sometimes, breakfast or brunch should just be a biscuit. Fortunately for biscuit enthusiasts like myself, Chattanooga has plenty of places to enjoy a tasty biscuit, almost any time of day.
I absolutely love grits. I don’t know how old I was the first time I had them, but I was young enough for their deliciousness to be engrained in my mind forever. My parents and both sets of grandparents made them almost every weekend, and often loaded them up with cheese. So as far as I’m concerned, cheese grits are the only way to go.
September is another month that I’m glad is (almost) over. Not that there was anything bad about it; September is just a weird transition month. It’s kinda sorta still summer but also kinda sorta fall. And of course, in Tennessee, it’s still in the mid-to-upper 80s and it probably won’t feel like fall until Halloween or after. I just want to wear my leggings and blanket scarves—is that too much to ask? Do I say this every year? Probably.
Confession: I wasn’t big on podcasts until I started my own. Or, at least until I started thinking about starting my own. I never disliked them, but I guess I just hadn’t found any that “grabbed” me. But once I started listening to a few—and was a guest on a friend’s show a time or two—the bug bit hard. Now my podcast collection grows by at least one new show a week.