You can't really mess up Mac & Cheese and will likely always have the ingredients on hand!
Macadoo has always been my Mac n' Cheese fan and over the years I've made about as many different types as their are cheeses. I always welcome his feedback and I think we've pretty much nailed it with this version.
Mac- aroni & Cheese
Squash isn't our enemy, y'all!
When Daddy and I first started dating it was a bit of a shock to my system to eat dinner at his house. Nana has always been a phenomenal cook, but for the longest time I was a fairly picky eater, I know such a shock. Green beans aren't even an option for me and I didn't go near things like squash or butter beans, much less something called a purple hull pea!?
Thankfully they wore me down and I grew to love some of their southern staples. I have especially enjoyed adding Nana's Squash Casserole recipe to my collection. In true Teresa fashion I have made some *very* slight modifications over the years. I am including a photo of Nana's recipe that is printed in the St. Francis cookbook. Nana worked at St. Francis as a pharmacist.
This is one of those dishes that isn't at all what you think it will be and is truly a crowd pleaser at the Holidays. I am so glad I tried it all those years ago and I hope one day y'all will as well!
While this is one of my favorite things to make and eat, it isn't such a hit with everyone! 😬
Savannah Red Rice is a traditional southern dish that some compare to red beans and rice. I personally think they are VERY different but I also don't like RB&R. Savannah red rice is packed with bright smokey flavor and a touch of heat. When I am not feeling well, this is one of the first things I crave as comfort food. This dish gets a bad rep in our home because there was a time in 2020 when I was very sick and it is literally all I ate. Every. Single. Day. Hopefully enough time has passed that this one can get some air time again.
Like most of my favorite recipes this is a version of another recipe that I liked but tweaked over the years to make it exactly what I wanted. I first made a version from my beloved Mrs. Wilke's cookbook. I didn't care for the addition of bacon and bell pepper so over time I got it to exactly how I like, and I have to say I think it's so much better. (gasps). My version is very similar to my Shrimp Etouffee that I also love to make.
Note: I always use Conecuh brand sausage when available because not only is it delicious, but this is a brand from Alabama that we love to support.
Savannah Red Rice
Serves 6-8 people and can easily be halved
This dish keeps well in the fridge for a few days, but doesn't freeze well sadly.