Well, that was fun! My very first Secret Supper! I was reading about Anti-Restaurants and I thought “I could do that!” So I just decided to give it a go. I planned an Elvis-themed meal with some recipes from a little cookbook I bought at Graceland and invited 20 friends. It worked! We drank, we ate, and we watched:
outside under the sky. It was so much fun!
Blue Hawaii Jello Shots & Peppery Walnuts
An Amuse Bouche of Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Bites
Small Homegrown Fried Green Tomato on Sulphur Mountain Greens with Buttermilk Dressing
Meatloaf with Bacon
Sweet Potato Casserole (with marshmallows and pecans)
Southern Green Beans
Tennessee Angel Biscuits
Pepsi (Elvis’ favorite) or Olympia Beer (for his buddies)
and for dessert…Pecan Pie with fresh whipped cream and bowls of amphetamine and phenobarbital (altoids and hot tamales)
Here are a whole bunch of pictures.
Slightly blurry picture of one of the tables:
The chef at work:
Toasting with Jello Shots…
Two-tone alcoholic jello!
Sweet potato casserole:
Bacon isn’t quite as appealing when it’s raw, but the meatloaf was yummy:
My first attempt at homemade pie crust…came out okay!
The lovely servers, Stella and McKenna:
The next Secret Supper will be on September 16th, which is both Mexican Independence Day and National Mayflower Day. Since I won’t even try to compete with the great Mexican food you can get around here, I’ve decided to we’re taking a culinary trip to the New World, so if you’re interested, reserve your space by emailing me!