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Old 03-16-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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Down south, we all have our own idea of what 'southern comforts' means. I'd love to hear what it means to you out there? What type food? Atmosphere? Place? People. etc.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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My bed is my fave southern comfort. It's southern only because of geography, but I really freaking love my bed, its so comfy!

Sweet tea - it may be politically incorrect but I've found a less guilty form of this pleasure by using that fake sugar (generic splenda from wal-mart) in place of sugar to make it sweet, then adding just enough sugar to make it REALLY sweet. The real sugar gives it that "bite" all fake sugar lacks but this recipe saves me from becoming a weight hazard to that bed I love so much.

Tomatos. Can't make decent sauce without home canned tomatos. I go through four cases a year easy and that doesnt include the ones that never make it to the cans. Store bought canned tomatos just suck, they have no bite. With a diy greenhouse (think "tent" I can have fresh ones from may til november.

Bugs. I dont know what bugs they are, but the ones that go "skreeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" when the weather is nice. I love it.

And skunks. Don't want to live with it all day but I love driving past a skunk squirt.

My porch. It's junk right now but I cannot wait to get my front porch rebuilt this summer. Since I was a kid on my aunt's place with the giant live oak in the front yard I wanted a place of my own with a big front porch, and now I have one. 650 sq ft of southern comfort! Yeah!
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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You rock! I LOVE your take on 'southern comforts'. It is spot on! The part about the skunk is funny, but so true! It wouldn't be the south without driving past a skunk squirt!
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:24 PM
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You rock! I LOVE your take on 'southern comforts'. It is spot on! The part about the skunk is funny, but so true! It wouldn't be the south without driving past a skunk squirt!
I must admit... I too have sniffed the Skunk squirt and found it strangely intriguing.
I came across one the other day. He was road kill.
Oddly I wanted to pass him once more to see if that was what I truly thought I smelled.
It had an Amber musky bouquet with hints of wood, leather and spice. Slightly Civety with an air of Castoreum.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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To me Southern Comfort means an interesting/unique if somewhat odd movie about National Guardsmen in Louisiana.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Fried dill pickles. Frog-gigging. Killing snakes and hanging them on the fence. Talking about the Yankee in-law "not knowing any better". Getting stuck behind slow-moving farm equipment on two-lane roads in the spring. Crop dusters waking you up at the crack of dawn in summer.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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I love the way bayou water smells, too. It's so comforting. It has that mix of soil, fish, and turtle. And what about that green stuff that gets on top of the water called 'duck weed'? Some of our 'yankee cousins' came down here and saw us swimming through it, and they thought we were crazy. We told them that they didn't know what they were missing! Have any of you been swimming in the bayou in the summer, when the water is almost a little too hot, and then your legs find a cool spot in the water? Mmmm...that's fine.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:06 AM
 
Location: I-35
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The Blues, BBQ, and Booze thats the SoCo I know
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