Hey, y’all! (Do note that I have inherited a southern twang in a mere three days in Savannah and Hilton Head).
The King and I loaded the kids on Nana Magic this weekend for the (gulp) first time well, ever.
A good friend of ours was getting hitched down on Hilton Head Island, so we ran up the credit card and hightailed it out of Chicago.
There was one little glitch, because isn’t there much in southern cooking that isn’t breaded, fried, and bathed in allergens that the Momnivore can partake in. Curse my GI system.
I couldn’t eat 80% of what was put in front of me, but that didn’t stop the King and I from dining in the renowned Lady and Sons by none other than Momnivore’s Food Network addiction, Ms. Paula Deen. She’s the adopted southern auntie I’ve always wanted.
With a wish and a prayer.
side note: I didn’t know how on earth King finagled us into that packed restaurant(they don’t take reservations), because they told us the next available table wasn’t until 9pm. Must be the Chicago way. I think he made up some white lie that WE were getting married. Anyway…
The King is no small man, he’d make any Italian grandmother proud. I really enjoyed watching that man eat.
Lately, I’ve been able to tolerate a wee bit of butter, so I ordered the tilapia. Let me tell you, it was nothing short of spectacular, but it was no damn buttermilk biscuit.
This made me realize that tips for traveling allergy-free is a necessary post upcoming this week, and I want to write a letter Ms. Deen, begging her to “gussy up” that menu for us folk that can’t tolerate a good portion of the menu.
I was impressed that she did have allergy info posted for specific ingredients like MSG, but didn’t have much in the way for specific foods in the evil top five: wheat, dairy, soy, egg, and corn. Allergy statement at Lady and Sons
Random day dream: I could adapt Paula Deen’s recipes to be allergy-free like the film Julie and Julia. Wouldn’t that be somethin’.
Perhaps this winter when I am buried in three feet of Chicago’s malicious snow, with two wild boys under 3, I will work my way through some of her recipes for y’all to share. With this photo as a reminder to do so…
Now, to recover from my trip down South, y’all.