We live close to Bristol, which may not mean anything to you, unless you follow NASCAR Racing. My husband works for a company that is headquartered in Little Rock. When racing came up at a meeting, and some guys found out how close we are to the track, plans were made. So, this weekend, we will have 5 guests from Little Rock and beyond on Friday evening and 4 until Sunday morning.
Since I have always fantasized about having a little bed and breakfast, I'm thinking of the weekend as such.
My husband is so much better at cleaning than I am. He's in charge of that, which is leaving me time to cook. I hope to give these men some true Southern Hospitality, and as Paula Deen (my favorite Southern cook and celebrity) says "Put some South in your mouth!"
Friday night's dinner is the big meal. Here is the menu that I have planned. I'll include some recipes in future posts.
Friday night dinner:
barbecued babyback ribs
peel-and-eat Cajun shrimp with cocktail sauce
pimento and green chile cornbread
toffee browniesI also have plans to serve breakfast casseroles, country ham, biscuits, bakery muffins, and fruit in the mornings.
Before the men leave for the race on Saturday, I plan to do a taco bar, chips, salsa, and guacamole.
This would all be so "Stepford" of me, except that I get tremendous pleasure from pulling things like this off, and I have no plans of attempting this while wearing June Cleaver pearls. Wish me luck!