Growing up in Chicago, the South was a bit of a mysterious place to me. The accents, the heat, the attitude, all seemed so foreign.
Then I moved to Texas.
I thought I’d stick out like a sore thumb. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find Texas feeling, maybe not like home, but certainly comfortable!
The Southern Comforts of Texas…
The Casual Attitude
Being uptight and rushed are incredibly rare around here! I love the emphasis on fun! Texans want to enjoy life, in all it’s simple pleasures. They don’t just strive for more and more stuff. Instead of bragging about how busy I am, I can relish quiet family time without guilt!
I NEVER thought I’d say this, but the music is growing on me! I can’t handle full blown country music, but folk music, THAT I’m digging! It reflects the casual attitude of the area. Never too serious, always beautiful. The music brings comfort to my soul!
Again, never thought I’d be one to love on BBQ, but I think that’s because I never had TEXAS BBQ. WOW! That is some delicious comfort food! There’s so many great local farmers that help keep even the food I make at home, fresh and full of southern delights.
This post was sponsored by Acorn Influence.* All opinions expressed are mine.
One of my favorite recipes incorporates Lone Star Eggs from Walmart. Their eggs are produced locally so they’re easy on the environment. You’ve GOT to try this quiche. WARNING: It’ll be hard to put your fork down.
1 Pre-Made Deep Dish Pastry Shell
10 oz. Frozen Chopped Broccoli
1 Chicken Breast
4 oz. Grated Swiss Cheese
3 Lone Star Eggs
1 1/2 Cup Half and Half
1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/2 tsp. Dry Mustard
Garnish: Nutmeg and Paprika
Cook and dice the chicken. Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain and dry thoroughly. Fill the pastry shell with a mixture of cheese, chicken and broccoli. Lightly beat the eggs, and half and half, lemon juice, and seasoning. Pour mixture into pastry shell (fill it nearly to the top, but not overflowing of course). Bake at 375* for 45-55 minutes or until firm. Serve hot.
So if you’re wanting to get a taste of some southern comfort, head out to Walmart and grab some Lone Star Eggs for this yummy quiche.