In addition to meat, I also had my fill of sweet tea. It's odd: Normally I hate buying drinks in restaurants. But if I'm in the South, I make an exception for sweet tea. (My other exception: Thai iced tea in any Thai restaurant.) I'm sure I gave myself about four cavities from all of it I downed.
Edith also tried a lot of new foods. She got her fill of grits, and I couldn't feed her enough baked beans -- they might have been the sweetest food she had tried up to that point. And cornbread. I hated giving it to her because I wanted it all to myself! But I was a good mama and shared.
Here are some of our memorable meals and foods.
|Fried okra was a popular side that Paul and I both liked.|
Edith's favorite side by far was baked beans.
|Favorite sides of the trip: plantains, plus sweet potato salad|
|Tomato pie in Hilton Head Island. Yum!|
|Paul got the fried chicken at Hilton Head.|
|Paul getting boiled peanuts at a roadside stand outside Charleston.|
|No pulled pork tonight! Cornbread, tomato pudding, sweet potatoes and fried grits.|
Edith liked this meal as much as I did.
|Another meal without pork: We waited until our last day to get seafood.|