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Deep south recipes: Mississippi

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

When I think of good Southern recipes, weight seems to just hang on very quickly. So when thinking about the South's appetizers come to mind very sinfully. The "Mississippi State Sin Dip" comes to the top of my list of ideas to satisfy your hunger.

Start off with l loaf of French bread. Slice off the top of the bread and hollow out inside (save pieces). Mix 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 2 cups shredded cheese, 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened, 1/3 cup chopped green onions, 1/2 cup chopped ham, 1/3 cup chopped green chiles and a dash of Worcestershire Sauce.

Pour into hollowed bread and put top back on bread. Wrap in foil. Bake at 350 degrees F. for one hour. Serve as a dip with hollowed out pieces of bread, crackers, or chips.

Now for a drink to go along with the "Sin". Of course all of "us" Southern Missourians know how to make "Southern Tea" by placing 3 family-size tea bags in a boiler of water and bring to a boil as usual. Put 1 cup of sugar in gallon pitcher; pour hot tea over and stir to dissolve. Add 1 (12-ounce) can frozen lemonade and 1 (12-ounce) can frozen pineapple juice. Finish filling pitcher with water. Served chilled either in a punch bowl with a decorative ice ring or in a pretty glass pitcher with ice.

Now if you have a lady's brunch or luncheon, you can always have a smile with your "Coffee Rum Punch" to go with you "Sin" or "Tea".

To start add 12 tablespoon instant coffee and 2 cups sugar to 2 cups water. Stir, heat, blend, remove from heat, and chill. Add 3 (12-ounce) cans evaporated milk, 3 cans whole milk, 1/2 gallon coffee ice cream softened, 2 large bottles soda water, and 1/2 pint light rum.

Top with whipped cream and serve. Serves 30 cups.

Be sure that the group is a quiet bunch for after 20 minutes of snacking on the dip and drinks, the tongue will waggle a little more freely because of the pure friendship shown by the hostess.

Have a Happy.

Larry Eiker
Eiker's Burgoo of Food Ideas