Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Happiness Project

Today's post is "sponsored" (I've always wanted to say that) by


I'm supposed to post something that makes me happy.
This is it.

One of my very favorite cookbooks.
It makes me smile whenever I take it off my shelf.
It has some delicious recipes (some not so delicious)
You be the judge on which category this recipe comes under.

That's a shadow from the overhead light. NOT grease from over use.
And I think this chick is related to me. Anyone else feel that way?
I'm also the featured devotion at
this week. Click on March 21, 2010.



  1. Oh mercy. And how about the way she spells "Donna" - with an H at the end!

  2. Roflmbo whAr on Earth did you find Aunt Maybells' good cookbook?? Ma promised me that when she croaked, give it back I say , family secrets must be kept... J/k hopped over from Leighs..

  3. I think the title alone (white trash cooking) is priceless!

  4. Wow. Interesting recipe. Visiting from Leigh vs Laundry. Love the title of your blog.

  5. I don't even need the recipes -- the cover photo is enough to make my day! Yikes.

  6. This is hilarious :) Sounds like something I would find in my Daddy's doublewide!

    Lovin your blog!


  7. I promise you that I absolutely thought it was grease and I felt so sick. Okay, I'm better now.

  8. What, you haven't had Roast Possum before?

    *uses toothpick on teeth*

  9. I may have had a meal or two made from that book.

  10. I'm over from Southern Mommas & I can't believe you're from M'ville. I went to Ga. College. Small world.

  11. Priceless. I bet one of my family members contributed to that book. Haha!

    Just say no to the possum.

  12. Where would one buy a possum? :)

  13. Pretty dang sure I saw that lady at one of my dad's family reunions. And the devotion was AWESOME!

  14. Believe it or not, I actually have had possum. It's a little greasy but a very rich meat. It does NOT taste like chicken. As for where one might find a possum, well, if you live in the part of the country where Double Wide Mom and I do, all you really need to do is walk outside and grab one. They are plentiful. However, there is another cook book that features the possum. It is called the Road Kill Cook Book. The focus of the book is exactly what the title implies. It gives information on where to look for them and how to tell if you've got a good one.

  15. W.O.W. But I have to say that it produced a smile on my face. Thanks!

    I have mine up finally.

    The Misplaced Midwesterner

  16. White trash cooking? OMG, that's hilarious!! I especially love the picture on the front!!

  17. I need to get a few copies of those. That would make great Christmas gifts for a few people in my family. And not as a joke.

  18. Feeling a bit better today, so I thought I'd do some blog reading, and this one cracked me up! The Possum recipe reminds me of a recipe from The Mayberry Cookbook, submitted by Denver Pyle, who played Briscoe Darling - Hoot Owl Pie. Among other ingredients, it calls for one can of Campbell's Cream of Hoot Owl Soup!

  19. Girl - I have that cookbook too! I'm still trying to figure out what cooter is though. Another favorite one of mine is Ruby Ann Boxcar's Down Home Trailer Park Cookbook. It's got the best Old Rugged Cross Cake with Sanctified Sour Cream Frosting. And there's even a Spam section!

  20. That is one um, interesting, book. Good to have on hand in case you just can't find THE right recipe for your possum. I like mine alive and FAR away from me and my plate! :)


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