Friday, June 6, 2008

Stuffed turkeys

Oh my goodness! For MONTHS now a certain individual in our circle of friends has bragged about lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Boardinghouse. On and on and on it went, making us drool with stories of the delicious food served up there. I had been once, when I was a child, and all I remembered was sitting at a big table with several people I didn't know.

Well, I don't know if it was guilt or what, but for some reason this person finally invited us to go to lunch today at Mrs. Wilkes. Alas, Brenda couldn't go due to some errands she had to take care of and Sandra had a doctor appointment and couldn't go and Debbie is short handed at work and couldn't get free, but April, Amanda, Tiffers and I loaded up in April's Jag and headed to East Jones Street. Now it should be said that the individual that invited us DOES NOT stand in line at Mrs. Wilkes....oh no.....this person walks right in the back door ahead of the hour long line spilling down the sidewalk out front. Could it be because this person is rumored to eat there 3-4 times a week that allows this priviledge????? Oh who cares...we went right on in the back door and sat down to CHOW.

Oh....the food. Heaping bowls of succotash, rice, collard greens, cabbage, green beans, squash, sliced cucumbers, rutabagas, stuffing, au gratin potatoes, mac and cheese, corn, beef stew, BBQ pork, and platters of biscuits, cornbread and fried chicken were placed on our table as we sat down. The plastic pitcher seemed bottomless as we poured glass after glass of the best iced tea I have ever tasted. And so the carnage began....plates were filled, laughter was shared, and tummies were nearly bursting when we left. Tiffers ate 3 chicken legs and tons of veggies! It was wonderful! We finished up with bowls of banana pudding and strawberry shortcake.

As we stood, belched,and waddled back out through the ally, our host left us and we piddled around doing some finishing stuff for Amanda's wedding. But we were so full, even our visit to the Cupcake Emporium was moot. Wedding goodies were ordered but we couldn't even have nibbled up one crumb of those moist and delicious cupcakes. What a shame!

We must do this again soon........

So dear friend who shall remain nameless.....thank you from the bottom of my still full tummy for an amazing lunch. It was wonderful, just like YOU!


Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm...that sounds REALLY good! (Especially since I have to go have lunch at CiCi's Pizza with the softball team) sigh...I guess I'll just try to imagine it's sucotash. lol! :)

Amanda Phillips said...

Wow..WooHooo What a Yummo day! I am seriously worried about that wedding dress going over my expanding hips.....That was seriously the best set down with the folks..everyone felt like family and it felt like Grandma's table we were setting at..I want to go around christmas..mmmmmmm

Cecile said...

I love Mrs Wilkes Boardinghouse but however I would be one of the ones standing in line for an hour!You are one lucky girl to have a friend like that with clout:))
Give me a call next time girly and I would love to eat with you guys yall always eat GOOD!!!
I think I might know one of your friends from Cole's school.Does one of your friends have a Daughter at Sandhill Elem. in Effingham? I could be wrong:))
Glad yall had fun!!

Unknown said...

Oh that sounds so Good! Man, you know how to make dieting difficult, lol!! But everyone needs some good 'ole soul food now and then. My babies were close to 10 lbs. thanks to Niece' who works in the kitchen. She filled my "2go" boxes from the back alley full of yum yum goodies!!

Song Bird said...

It was an absolute amazing day. And wonderful to share it with such wonderful friends. I love each of you!!!!!!