Monday, July 20, 2015

Daily Life: Hillbilly Food


Butter-flavored grits (with toast, please!)

Salted cucumber spears, hot dog cheese roll ups, cole slaw, baked beans, and peppers with onions.

Neopolitan icecream sandwich.

Let's start with the word "hillbilly."  It usually refers to a simple country dweller, a member of "the common folk."  Some may use it as a derogatory word to imply an awkward, uncivilized, or poor person (typically from a mountainous place).  However, we who use it among ourselves see it as a lighthearted and humble term.  It's meant to be silly, a word used to lightly tease a person. My Dad's side of the family is from West Virginia, so growing up it's something I overheard occasionally.  It turns out that country folk have not just traditional words, but foods, too (that vary according to location and family preference, of course!).  In my family, these things were some of our summer time staples.  The grits, however, I've just started liking recently! 

1 comment:

  1. I love grits! I went to college in Georgia so learned to appreciate some "hillbilly" food - haha! -♥- Rachel (For the Birds)

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