Top Ten {Tuesday}: Yummiest Food I’ve Had in a Good Long While

1. Shrimp. Did you know they will steam the shrimp at a grocery store with either cajun spices or Old Bay seasoning? It’s free. And easy. And SO YUMMY. We bought 3 pounds for Les’ sister and family when they were visiting last week. It was 4 adults and 4 kids under 5 years old. And we ate every single one.

2. Guacamole. From Rosa Mexicano. This is the restaurant Jessie, Candace, Brandi and I ate…well, we didn’t eat the restaurant. But we would have if it had been made out of their guacamole. They bring a huge cart to your table with avocados and spices. Then they mix it at your table. Divine! {Oh, I just found the recipe!}


3. Fried Fish. When we were in Savannah a few weekends ago, my husband’s grandmother made some fried crappy crappie (caught by her friend) and hush puppies. I can’t tell you the last time I had fried food. And this was so amazingly worth it.  Lydia, my almost vegetarian even ate it!

4. Deviled Eggs. I like deviled eggs. I do. I’d probably even like the pre-made deviled eggs at the grocery store. So, for easter I made some cute ones. The recipe was from Family Fun and were supposed to look like this:

chick deviled egg recipe

They ended up looking like this:

deviled eggs
But still delish!

5. Waffle, Fried Chicken, Bacon & Egg Sandwich. With cheese grits on the side!

I just don’t know what to say about this. The title says it all. I had a yummy brunch with Staci and Mandi (and Lydia and Asa) last week at our favorite restaurant. They recently started serving breakfast. I decided to go for the gusto and get the most interesting thing on the menu. And yes, you pour syrup on it.

6. Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie.

I’ve mentioned this cookie before because it is THE BEST COOKIE THAT HAS EVER LIVED. I bought 3. Gave the kids 1 to split and 2 for me. Ahem.

7. Popcorn with BUTTER.

This is our nightly snack. Les pops the corn on the stove with his Whirley Pop. (I kid you not.) And then we pour a small amount (I kid you not) of real butter on it.

photo by darren hester

8. Thai Crunch Salad from California Pizza Kitchen.

This is my favorite salad of all time. I’m copying the ingredients straight off the website: Shredded Napa cabbage, chilled-grilled chicken breast, julienne cucumbers, edamame, crispy wontons, rice sticks, peanuts, cilantro, julienne carrots, red cabbage and green onions tossed with lime-cilantro and authentic Thai peanut dressings.

thai crunch salad

Are you even believing that? If you haven’t had this yet, you must. And don’t get the half. Get the whole. You’ll eat every bit.

9. Pound Cake. Oh my. I can’t believe I almost forgot this one. It’s another Savannah favorite. Les’ grandmother makes the best pound cake EVER. She gave me the recipe but I wish I had taken a picture of the original because it said “sweet milk” for milk and “oleo” for shortening margarine. It was an old newspaper recipe she had cut out and taped to a recipe card.

facebook status

The best part is I updated my facebook status about the pound cake while we were there. And Les’ brother-in-law gave it a thumbs up. That just shows you how awesome it is. He was sitting in Mexico jealous that I was having pound cake and he wasn’t.

10. What’s the yummiest thing you’ve had lately?

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  1. The yummiest thing I had lately was Cake Balls. Seriously yum.

    Also, I love guac.

  2. I didn’t finish reading the post yet. I have to tell you.
    Amanda dear, it’s Crappie, not Crappy.
    My husband almost choked reading that.
    .-= Shelby Michalek´s last blog ..Just breaking news. =-.

  3. I’m back. I’ve busted through the nausea phase. And now I am hungry. This post makes me even more hungry.
    .-= vanessa´s last blog ten tuesday: strange things found in vintage children’s books =-.

  4. You had me drooling from 1 to 10. Everything sounds so yummy!!

    Crises averted… Off to find some peanut butter and saltines.

    {I’m not sure if my list counts, since it’s not technically a “top ten,” but I linked up anyway and I’ll try again next week. 😉
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Family Movie Night Is Back With Secrets of the Mountain =-.

  5. In regards to #3, I’ll eat anything fried. My husband always jokes that if I could fry water, I would.

    We got married in Savannah, and I swear that town has the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life. There are a handful of restaurants that I try to hit whenever we’re back there to visit family. They know how to cook in the South.
    .-= laura @ hollywood housewife´s last blog ..childbirth hurts. the recovery hurts worse. =-.

  6. In addition to crappy being “crappie,” oleo is margarine, not shortening. That’s a term my mother-in-law always uses. Never heard her call it margarine; it’s always “oleo.” And did you know that originally margarine was white? Sometime in the 1940s they started adding coloring to it.

    That’s your history lesson today from the boomer generation!

    Loved your attempt at the deviled eggs. Bet your kids loved ’em.
    .-= Carolyn´s last blog ..Not Me Monday =-.

  7. Yummy!! Even though I’d rather be (insert anything here) than cooking in the kitchen – I can TOTALLY appreciate good food!!!!!!!! Great list!
    .-= Catie´s last blog ..I’m Famous! (sort of..) =-.

  8. Delicious! My stomach is growling. Guess that’s what I get for reading this before breakfast.
    .-= Z.J.Ascensio´s last blog ..Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Online Dating Mistakes Men Often Make =-.

  9. I thought your eggs came out cute! I think it’s great that you attempted it at all. And the food…. YUM! I’m stuck with toast for breakfast.

    Thanks a lot.

    .-= Melissa@Simply Mel´s last blog ..Top Ten Tuesday Is…. =-.

  10. I used to have shrimp steamed at Kroger a lot! I wonder if Harris Teeter does it…

    Those deviled eggs look great!

    The yummiest thing I’ve had lately (and will have tomorrow at one of my son’s many birthday meals) is parmesan garlic fries from Red Robin. Decadent!!!
    .-= Janna´s last blog ..Help Me Plan Our Dining =-.

  11. I’m not really much of a fish person, but I really want a gingerbread chocolate cookie! They sound amazing!

    I just got home from the eating the world’s most delicious pizza, topped with BBQ chicken, two different cheeses, bacon, ham and pepperoni! Yum!
    .-= Karen Sanders´s last blog ..Billie Piper wants a musical role? Oh dear… =-.

  12. Yum! All of it! I have a cheat for some “homemade” guac. Mash 2-3 avacados with a potato masher, add a little fresh salsa (the kind you find near the hummus in the deli), and voila! It’s yummy and so fast.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Top Ten Things I WON’T MISS About Being a Teacher =-.

  13. Hmmm. I think my favorite thing I’ve eaten in quite a while is Chopped BBQ Chicken Salad at California Pizza Kitchen. I love the black beans and the corn and the tomatoes. It’s all so incredibly yummy. I usually get the whole salad, but I can only eat about a quarter of it at a time. This is okay by me because it means I don’t have to worry about the calories involved.
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Top Ten Tuesday: Family Game Night =-.

  14. YUM! You’re making me hungry!

    And just LOOK at all your link-ups! FABULOUS!

  15. One of the ladies in my Bible study brought in the most amazing pound cake last week –! Yum, yum, yum!
    .-= Heather @ Not a DIY Life´s last blog ..Ten Reasons Why Exercise is Good For You =-.

  16. Those deviled eggs look just delicious!! I wish I had thought of that before Easter!! LOL
    .-= Krissy @ ArtsyMom´s last blog ..Monday Mingle – 04/12/10 =-.

  17. I didn’t get to a top ten this week. 🙁 I’ll try to get my act together for next wk.
    Fantastic list . . . all good stuff. Best thing I’ve had lately . . . hmm, cake batter ice cream from our favorite summer ice cream place.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Sign of Intelligence =-.

  18. What?! No baking soda?
    Sorry, I just had to go there.

    BTW, I CANNOT stop thinking of that guacamole.

  19. sounds yummy. The most yummy foods I have had are from restaurants- Chili’s paradise pie and Lou Malnati’s salad. yum yum 🙂 Thanks for having the linky!
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..Top 10 Songs I’m Loving Right Now =-.

  20. Yummiest thing I’ve eaten recently? That would be yesterday’s lunch – I make a mean fried egg/honey ham/grilled cheese sandwich (with two of everything – egg, ham slices, and cheese slices). SO fattening, but delish! 🙂
    .-= Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig´s last blog ..MOM’S NITE OUT at Houston’s Galleria Mall =-.

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