Thursday, March 24, 2011

Here's your sign!!

Fellow Fritter Chicks, we stumbled across this Southern Astrology. We aren't sure who created it or we would definetely give them credit! This is too cute! We are a Butter Bean and a Possum. What is your sign?

OKRA (DEC 22 - JAN 20)
Although you appear crude, you are actually very slick on the
inside. Okra have tremendous influence. An older Okra can
look back over his life and see the seeds of his influence
everywhere. Stay away from Moon Pies.
CHITLIN (JAN 21 - Feb 19)
Chitlins often come from humble backgrounds. Many times they
are uncomfortable talking about just where they came from. A
chitlin, however, can make something of himself if he's
motivated and has plenty of seasoning. When it comes to
dealing with Chitlins, be very careful. Chitlins are best
with Catfish and Okra. Remember that when marriage time rolls
BOLL WEEVIL (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
You have an overwhelming curiosity. You're unsatisfied with
the surface of things, and you feel the need to bore deep
into the interior of everything. Needless to say, you are
very intense and driven as if you had some inner hunger.
Nobody in their right mind is going to marry you, so don't
worry about it.
MOON PIE (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
You're the type that spends a lot of time on the front porch.
It's a cinch to recognize the physical appearance of Moon Pies.
"Big" and "round" are the key words here. You should marry
anybody who you can get remotely interested in the idea. It's
not going to be easy. This might be the year to think about
aerobics. Maybe not.
POSSUM (Apr 21 - MAY 21)
When confronted with life's difficulties, possums have a
marked tendency to withdraw and develop a "don't -- bother --
me -- about -- it" attitude. Sometimes you become so with-
drawn, people actually think you're dead. This strategy is
probably not psychologically healthy, but seems to work for
you. One day, however, it won't work, and you may find your
problems actually running you over.
CRAWFISH (MAY 22 - Jun 21)
Crawfish is a water sign. If you work in an office, you're
always hanging around the water cooler. Crawfish prefer the
beach to the mountains, the pool to the golf course, the
bathtub to the living room. You tend not to be particularly
attractive physically.
COLLARDS (Jun 22 - JUL 23)
Collards have a genius for communication. They love to get
in the "melting pot" of life and share their essence with
the essences of those around them. Collards make good social
workers, psychologists, and baseball managers. As far as
your personal life goes, if you are Collards stay away from
Moon Pies. It just won't work. Save yourself a lot of
CATFISH (Jul 24 - Aug 23)
Catfish are traditionalists in matters of the heart, with
one exception: Whiskers may cause problems for loved ones.
You catfish are never easy people to understand. You
prefer the muddy bottoms to the clear surface of life.
Above all else, Catfish should stay away from Moon Pies.
GRITS (Aug 24 - Sep 23)
Your highest aim is to be with others like yourself. You
like to huddle together with a big crowd of other Grits.
You love to travel, though, so maybe you should think about
joining a club. Where do you like to go? Anywhere they
have cheese or gravy or bacon or butter or eggs. If you
can go somewhere where they have all these things, that
serves you well.
BOILED PEANUTS (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
You have a passionate desire to help your fellow man.
Unfortunately, those who know you best -- your friends and
loved ones -- may find that your personality is much too
salty, and their criticism will probably affect you deeply
because you are really much softer than you appear. You
should go right ahead and marry anybody you want to because
in a certain way, yours is a charmed life. On the road of
life, you can be sure that people will always pull over and
stop for you.
BUTTER BEAN (Oct 24 - Nov 22)
Always invite a Butter Bean because Butter Beans get along
well with everybody. You, as a Butter Bean, should be proud.
You've grown on the vine of life and you feel at home no
matter what the setting. You can sit next to anybody. However,
you, too, shouldn't have anything to do with Moon Pies.
ARMADILLO (Nov 23 - DEC 21)
You have a tendency to develop a tough exterior, but you are
actually quite gentle. A good evening for you? Old friends,
a fire, some roots, fruit, worms and insects. You are a
throwback. You're not concerned with today's fashions and
trends. You're not concerned with anything about today. You
are really almost prehistoric in your interests and behavior
patterns. You probably want to marry another Armadillo, but
Possum is another mating possibility.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jacked on the Juice!

Sorry we've been away...The Fritter Chicks are now JACKED ON THE JUICE! check us out Monavie has come out with weight loss called RVL! Get in your skinny jeans by Spring! We spent 30 years getting fat and now we're going to spend the next thirty years GETTING SKINNY AND RICH!!! PLEASE JOIN US!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Baptist White Lie Cake

We just got this on our e-mail and had to share!!!

Have you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this, especially all of the ladies who bake for church events:

Alice Grayson was tobake a cake for the Church Ladies' Group in Tuscaloosa , but forgot to do it until the last minute.
She remembered it the morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix & quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, and helping her son pack up for Scout camp.
When she took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and
the cake was horribly disfigured and she exclaimed, "Oh dear, there is
not time to bake another cake!" This cake was important to Alice
because she did so want to fit in at her new church, and in her new
community of friends. So, being inventive, she looked around the house
for something to build up the center of The cake. She found it in the
bathroom - a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and then covered
it with icing. Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it
looked perfect. And, before she left the house to drop the cake by the
church and head for work, Alice woke her daughter and gave her some
money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment it
opened at 9:30 and to buy the cake and bring it home. When the
daughter arrived at the sale, she found the attractive, perfect cake
had already been sold. Amanda grabbed her cell phone & called her mom.
Alice was horrified-she was beside herself! Everyone would know! What
would they think? She would be ostracized, talked about, ridiculed!
All night, Alice lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing
fingers at her and talking about her behind her back.
The next day, Alice promised herself she would try not to think about
the cake and would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal shower at the home
of a fellow church member and try to have a good time. She did not
really want to attend because the hostess was a snob who more than
once had looked down her nose at the fact that Alice was a single
parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa , but having
already RSVP'd , she couldn't think of a believable excuse to stay
The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old
and to Alice 's horror, the cake in question was presented for dessert!
Alice felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake! She
started out of her chair to tell the hostess all about it, but before
she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, "what a beautiful
cake!" Alice , still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the
hostess (who was a prominent church member) say,
"Thank you, I baked it myself."
Alice smiled and thought to herself,
"God is good!"

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

You gotta ask yourself, ARE YOU FEELIN' LUCKY?

Here in the South it's just not the New Year without eating Black Eyed Peas, usually with some collard greens and some cornbread. Rumor is when Sherman burned down Georgia, the surviving edible crop was Black Eyed Peas which helped the Confederates survive! In addition, since they swell when they cook, they symbolize prosperity. Momma used to put a penny in the pot for good luck when they finished cooking; however, to protect us chicks, she took the penny out before we ate them and choked! We also always have greens with them for health and wealth and the cornbread is said to symbolize gold! We just think it's yummy, especially with some hot pepper sauce! What are your family's New Year's traditions?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Sorry it has been so long in blogging everyone! We have been so busy and have decided to take five minutes out of the day and blog again because we missed y'all! I hope everyone had a great Christmas! We took our Fritter Chick In Training to see the Christmas Lights and she loved them! She is dying to see snow but the only time it has ever snowed in South Georgia was twenty (20) years ago this week! Christmas of 1989!! Can you believe it?? We got four inches that year and had a blast! We had no snow equipment but our daddy took the garbage can lid, hooked it up to the back of his old Dodge and we went cruising through the neighborhood! It was magical. I hope it does it again one day while she is still young! I would like for her to experience December without the gnats and the 80 degree temps! Merry Christmas to y'all and let us know if you had a white Christmas!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Drinking Rum and Coca-Cola

Any of you heard the Andrews Sisters song: Drinking Rum and Coca-Cola? We heard it from our parents growing up. Imagine our surprise when we saw an old recipe for an adult version of a "Coke Float". That would be a Rum and Coca-Cola Float! It's delicious and great in the summer! Even more so if you play their song while you sip it with a big straw!

Place 2 scoops of the rum flavored ice cream in a frosted/cold glass. (You can use vanilla ice cream or cherry ice cream if you can't find the rum flavored).

SLOWLY pour the Coca Cola over the ice cream. You can use Diet Coke too! It will fizz and foam and may overflow from the glass. That's where you come in! Slurp it ladies before it runs down the glass!

Now add a splash of Rum and insert your straw!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Don't You Want Me Baby

Fritter Chicks love fried squash! We don't like to get hot in the kitchen in the summer but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! These are great with hot sauce or ranch dressing too!

Southern Fried Summertime Squash

2-3 medium to large yellow squash, rinsed and patted dry
1 ½ cups plain yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 cup milk
1/4 – 1/2 cup Canola oil

Directions: Slice the squash 1/8” to 1/4” in diameter , set aside . Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed cast iron skillet, until very hot but not smoking. While oil is heating, in a large bowl mix cornmeal with flour, salt and pepper and set aside. Pour milk into a separate large bowl. When oil is ready for frying, place a handful of squash in the milk to coat it. Once the squash has been coated, transfer it to the cornmeal/flour mixture and flip it to coat. Just coat it lightly, not too heavy. Place your squash in the hot oil in small batches and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Place the fried squash on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up the excess oil. Serve immediately.