Ok, Punxsutawney Phil, how much would we have to pay you to go back into your burrow and come out again and this time, PLEASE do not see your shadow. Just look at what t just did to us.
We have been cooped up like a bunch of Leghorns, unable to venture outside our front door. My garage had so much ice build-up my car could not climb the mound, and we were slipping and sliding like John Travolta in Grease each time I tried to go to the mailbox, which had no mail for several days. I looked as if I might have been doing the chicken dance.
Our children’s electricity was down for the week and they enjoyed our “Meme Bed and Breakfast,” even though they had to sleep on the floor downstairs as our heat upstairs took this particular time to go on the fritz.
How in the world would a gang of Mississippians handle living in, say Utah? We would not add too much to the economy of the state as we would all be Leghorns all the time, and unable to go to the places that sold commodities. The residents there have chains on their tires, all houses probably have the full house generators, snowplows, tons of salt, and knowledge to know how to handle such weather.
We born and bred Southerners, I doubt we could ever learn how to handle the cold, let alone all the ice and snow. We are so used to dressing in our shorts, t-shirts, shoes with no socks, and bill caps in cold mornings and then covering everything with a big camo jacket or those full camo overalls until it warms up, which it will, and then strip off all the outer clothes down to our “Mississippi” clothes again.
Now, let us sit back and just wait until the trees begin to bud, the daffodils bloom, (some at our farm are blooming right along with the snow and ice), the fish start jumping, and we turn on our air conditioners, even though it is only 50 degrees outside. At this time, we can totally come out of our chicken houses and enjoy all the great southern warm weather.
As I was the cook at the bed and breakfast, I made up some recipes and believe me, those big boys will eat just about anything. I made this chicken dish, and it was really good.
Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish. Mix two cans of cream of chicken soup and a package of onion soup mix with 1 cup of sour cream and spread over the chicken.
Crumble a stack of Ritz crackers and mix in 1 cup of cheddar cheese and spread on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes.