Dolly Parton is an East Tennessee girl. While I don't know this for sure, I bet she can thow down a mean mess of collard greens and fried chicken. What I do know is that she helps foster an early love of reading for many children. Check out her Imagination Library:
This program provides one hardcover book per month to children in participating states and counties. There are no income guidelins. The only requirement is that the child resides in a participating county. I got my daughter's form from our local library.
My daughter loves getting her "Dolly Parton books" in the mail. If Calli, who gets books whenever she wants, is so excited to receive a book in the mail, I can only imagine what this program means to kids who don't have easy access to books.
Dolly Parton is helping to encourage a future generation of readers. Hey, and if they love food just as much, they'll be Fatal Foodies!
Food is about to mean even more to me. I'm pregnant! It's 3:30 a.m., and I'm up because I got hungry. I just had Vanilla Wafers and Tampico Orange Drink, a disgusting combination if I weren't pregnant. The collard greens I mentioned above also sound really good!
If you haven't' had collard greens, give them a try. Look for them in the produce section of your supermarket, or at a farmer's market. A whole bunch will shrink down to almost nothing as they cook. Here's how I make mine:
In a large skillet, fry turkey bacon. Remove bacon from skillet and crumble. Add greens to skillet. Pour some chicken broth, a shake of hotsauce and balsamic vinvergar over greens. Cook until greens are wilted and liquid is absorbed. Take off heat. Add crumbled bacon, and serve.
This recipe is much less fattening than traditional collard greens. Try it!!!!