If you have ever been to any event in the South, there are a few foods that you probably have eaten. If you are hosting an event for your family or friends you will need these foods to have a real Southern dinner. Here is a list of southern food you need.
Not everyone can have a bunch of sugar. Yes, it’s boring, but you can’t help some of the family members have diabetes. Just give them their water because they’re watching their sugar. Water is also the drink that supposed to be at every event no matter what you’re doing. But have water.
Sweet tea, not iced tea. There needs to be sugar in the tea. Also makes sure it’s not too tea. It needs to be sweet, not pure sugar. Don’t add any flavors. If you add a flavor, label it. Don’t put people in anymore shock than they are already in. Make sure you keep a lot of tea. This will go fast.
Chicken is important, but fried chicken is a must-have. Make sure you don’t overcook it. Make sure that you have hot sauce to go with it. Don’t piss off your uncle while he is devouring his chicken breast. Don’t let him down. Make sure you have the hot sauce.
It’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas, but have ham. People like ham. It’s Southern food. Make sure you add the pineapple on top with the maraschino cherries in the center. Add brown sugar. The ham is the centerpiece of the table. Make it look pretty.
You can’t have any function without these. Don’t make too many or you will clear your funeral. The smell alone might put people in their graves.
Make sure that your potato salad is yellow. Mix in the paprika. White potato salad looks weird. If you let someone else make it, make sure that it’s someone you trust. Don’t ruin the best thing at the buffet.
Sweet Potato Pie
This is one of the most important items to have sitting at the buffet. Make sure this is made right and not overcooked. Do not leave any strings. Sweet potatoes have strings. If you don’t know that, don’t make the pie, let someone else do it.
Lemon Pound Cake
This cake is good, but it has to be moist, and it needs to be yellow, that means it needs to be lemon. No questions.
This is a starter kit. If you want to add anything exotic, only make a little bit of it because no one else will eat it. Only you. If you have any questions on how to make these foods, ask your mama. Otherwise, happy grieving.