Monday, September 1, 2008

fried chicken phenomena

shortly after David & I married his grandmother died and I was introduced to the fine Southern tradition of showering the grieving family with buckets, boxes and hell maybe even bags of fried chicken. Seriously there was chicken for days! Being a northerner some sort of pasta dish was always the covered dish of choice for a grieving family. Anytime I send something down here it is generally a baked ziti because I know they'll have plenty of chicken, ridiculous amounts of chicken The added benefit is that the recipe is easy to double and it'll take care of dinner here as well. And I guess I'll be making one this week as a friend of David's family passed away suddenly last night. I did not know him very well I usually saw more of the wife but it is shocking to think wow 58 he was so young...

7 comments:

Cricky (Who Is More Than Just A Girl) said...

I've never understood the whole "bucket of chicken" thing for funerals. We take casseroles like baked spaghetti or chicken spaghetti and sometimes salad makings.

Byron said...

We have it written into our church covenant. "Thou shalt send fried chicken when a member passes."

Byron sez...Leave them there fancy casseroles at home. Send more chicken!

On a serious note, sorry to hear of your friend passing.

overtly trite said...

fess up Byron you just want people bringing KFC hot wings :)

Jennilu said...

Do I need to worry? MIL is bringing chicken over for dinner tonight, my first night home from the 'spital. Maybe I died and nobody bothered to tell me.

overtly trite said...

if they start talking in hushed tones when you around I'd be worried Jenn :)

Byron said...

Dang, you busted me! Them KFC hot wings are to die for! ;)

Missybw said...

The Chicken Patrol trotted in before our Grandfather ever even went through the gates... it was amazing! However, it's also a testimony to how much your relative was thought of. If they bring Cornbread then you're pretty far down the pecking order. Now if they bring a Ham? Then you're pretty much top of the food chain. Two things Baptists can agree on - Fried Chicken and Amazing Grace in the Funeral music. Right Byron?