See now what you all have done to me, got me to thinking, thinking about food that is.
Oh my goodness, LOVE LOVE my potatoes fried in that bacon grease.
Big fat slab of bacon fat in fresh green bean or big pot of soup beans
DH loves that bacon grease pour over cut garden lettuce or mustard greens with cut green onions.
Biscuits & gravy, sausage, eggs, hash browns, fried apples.... makes me want to smack my lips and then watch it stick to my hips
When my family visits in the summer, before they go back home...they have me fix my southern dinner, as they call it.
Fried Chicken, Stuffing, Fresh Green Beans, Fresh Corn on the cob, garden tomatoes & cubecumbers, fried apples, cole slaw, fried green tomatoes, home made mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits and blackberry cobber.
Everything comes from the garden but the chicken (and when my mother in law was alive, she kill the chicken for supper), the apples and the stuff to make the biscuits.
Now my DH's great grandmother live to be 106, my grandmother to 98, DH still has a grand mother is still going....most of our family through the generations, has live to be in their 90's and some 100 +... and these were people who were rasied with lard & other fats in their foods. These were some of the best cooks in Va. & Ky. and I learn to make a mean biscuit and fried apples.
IndyDebi, your welcome to come down here anytime for supper. As far as lard in icing I am not sure about that, but I know it makes a wonderful pie crust.
Sorry so long got carried away, Thanks for the trip everyone... I have enjoy the ride