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.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Boiled Peanuts!

Now is the time for boiled peanuts! Even if you wanted to avoid them, you couldn't because every block or so there is a sign "Get Your Boiled Peanuts Here"! Fritter Chicks love our Georgia peanuts! We found this recipe in our Taste of Home and give credit as follows!

Georgia Peanut Salsa

Former President Jimmy Carter gave First Place to this zippy salsa at the Plains Peanut Festival in his Georgia hometown. Mother-daughter team Lane and Elizabeth McCloud came up with the recipe just days before the competition. “Although we weren’t allowed in the judging room, we later saw a tape of President Carter tasting our salsa and saying, ‘Mmmmmm… that’s good,‘“ says Lane, who lives in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. “Elizabeth was only 9 at the time, but it’s a day she’ll never forget.“

PREP 25 min.
TOTAL 25 min.

• 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
• 1 jar (8 ounces) picante sauce
• 1 can (11 ounces) white or shoepeg corn, drained
• 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
• 1 medium green pepper, chopped
• 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
• 4 green onions, thinly sliced
• 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2-1/2 cups salted roasted peanuts or boiled peanuts
• Hot pepper sauce, optional
• Tortilla chips

In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

Just before serving, stir in peanuts and pepper sauce if desired. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: about 6-1/2 cups. Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with salted peanuts, but the original recipe used boiled peanuts, which are often available in the South.

Copyright Reiman Media Group, Inc © 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sundae School

Happy Belated National Strawberry Sundae Day. It was yesterday, July 7. We saw this delicious looking recipe on and had to share it with you! It looks devine and for any of you that are on Weight Watchers, it is only 4 points!

HG's Choco-Berry Waffle Sundae Surprise

"Berry Queen
Trust us, DQ is doing this one all wrong. Here's proof... - Hungry Girl"

1 standard-sized Keebler Waffle Bowl (or another store-bought waffle bowl with about 50 calories)
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream
3 frozen unsweetened strawberries
1 1/2 tbsp. Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup, divided
1/2 tbsp. sugar-free strawberry preserves
2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip

Pour 1 tbsp. chocolate syrup into the waffle bowl, tilting the bowl from side to side so the syrup coats as much of the inside as possible (sides too!). Freeze for 30 minutes, or until syrup has solidified.

Place berries in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave until thawed, about 25 seconds. Do not drain excess liquid. Add preserves and mash with a fork, until you have a chunky strawberry sauce. Set aside.

Remove waffle bowl from the freezer and place in a dish. Scoop ice cream into the waffle bowl. Top with strawberry sauce and 1/2 tbsp. chocolate syrup, and then finish it all off with Reddi-wip. Eat the WHOLE thing, waffle bowl and all! (FYI: It's fun to break up the waffle bowl and eat it along with the ice cream, which is why you need another dish to contain it all!)


Serving Size: entire sundae
Calories: 198
Fat: 1.25g
Sodium: 110mg
Carbs: 45.5g
Fiber: 2.5g
Sugars: 23.5g
Protein: 3.5g

POINTS® value 4*

Thursday, July 2, 2009

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.