Top 5 Reasons Why My Grandmother Should Be Jameis Winston’s Body Guard

While eating dinner, the subject of football season quickly approaching came up — of course. Mema, my grandmother, then volunteered her time to be Jameis Winston’s personal body guard.

In honor of #5, here are the top five reasons why she is qualified:

  • She doubles as a chef and makes better crab legs than Publix.
  • Who would mess with a grandmother, especially one with this much spunk?

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  • She wears matching head gear.

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  • Mema has a long standing history of cooking meals for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity — since 1976 to be exact.
  • If she’s gonna do it then, she’s gonna do it BIG then… and she’s done it for longer.

Seriously, the offer is out there. We will respond to calls, texts, tweets or flares.

Start with Moonshine, End with Quiche

Family dinner nights always make for a good time and great blog post.

After a long day of work, I got to my grandmother’s (Mema) house for “make your own quiche night.”

The first thing Mema says is “I made Tennessee Mountain Tea… with Moonshine! Let’s take jiggers!”  For those of you who don’t know what a jigger is, it’s a shot.

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She pours her moonshine concoction and we all take shots to start our quiche crafting dinner party. You know it will be a good/long night when you start with moonshine. Gotta love the enthusiasm!

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On to the quiche — glad I learned how to make this easy dish! We picked out our toppings, poked our pie crusts and sauteed our veggies.

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We whipped up the half and half and eggs until it was thick (almost peaking) and poured it over our toppings.

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Topped with cheese, in the oven for 40 minutes at 375 and that’s it! Jiggle it after 40 minutes to see if its firm and you are good to go!

Final product below: I went with mushrooms, broccoli and ham. What is your favorite combination?

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Happy Birthday Mema

How do you say happy birthday to the best grandmother in the world? Well, I’m still trying to work on that. For a start, here’s to the woman…

• Who taught me how to chop when I was 6 months old.

Chop• Who dances on tables

dancing• Who loves her a liquid marijuana shot

• Who is looking pretty damn good for an 80-something, I mean 60-something year old

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• Who loves her family and friends unconditionally

I am so blessed to have Mema in my life and the lessons she has taught me. What would I do without this party animal??

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Whoopie Pie Wonders

My friend (and coworker) Julia and I decided to enter homemade whoopie pies for our annual work Dessert Day.

 
The relatively easy whoopie pies were a big hit (at least we think?) and if not, we enjoyed them!

 
The recipe is from Just a Pinch 🙂

 
Although I have bad luck in the kitchen, between lighting breakfast casseroles on fire and serving my friends horrible veggies that didn’t really defrost, Julia, Mema and family helped make these perfect.

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies!

Dessert Day @ The Zimmerman Agency

Mema’s Take 9.18.12

It’s time for another “Mema’s Take” where she imparts her knowledge upon us.

Red or White Wine?

I don’t know, but I do know different personality types choose different ones. Like me, I like to party and fun a good time and I like white!

What did you think of the Spice Girls Reunion at the Olympics?

I like my spices where I can see them everyday — in my kitchen cabinet.

How do you feel about Florida State being ranked #4?

It doesn’t matter where we are as long as we are ahead of Steve Spurrier’s team and that other team from Gainesville.

What do you think of the crop top fad?

I’ve always said ‘it pays to advertise!’

** If you have questions for Mema, just comment and she will answer them on the next “Mema’s Take” blog post**

Banana Bread Goodness

Growing up Mema used to always make us banana bread and I loved going to her house to eat it.  Well I think it’s about time I learned how to make such an easy recipe!

When I got to her house, she had all of the ingredients out and ready, such an all-star grandmother.

Mema told me, This is your most marketable thing yet, just wait till the guys taste this!”

Here is our age old recipe:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 3 large bananas
  • 2 cups of flour sifted
  • 1 level tsp soda
  • 1/2 cup nuts (we used walnuts)
  • Bake at 275 for an hour to an hour and a half

Mema got this cookbook in the early 50’s. Lots of love in this book. She always says “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”

Measuring the shortening in water.