Hey y’all. This is a true story. While I was slaving away at Dairy Hollow making edits to the book I WILL finish, my husband was hobnobbing with the one and only Paula Deen. (How adorable is she?!) Yes, John was on a business trip, and yes, he was invited to the grand opening of Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, her newest restaurant located at the Island in Pigeon Forge. That’s in Tennessee.
She served him fried green tomatoes. I’ve been training John to take pictures of his food. Ahem, I believe there’s only one tomato left on this plate.
And that last tomato? It went into co-worker Roddy’s mouth.
He did better with this picture. If I know John, he ordered double collards.
I’m not gonna lie, I was a little (a lot) jealous to miss this opportunity (not that I was actually invited, but I don’t know why a blogger wouldn’t be invited to document every business trip).
John returned bearing gifts—an autographed Hey Y’all t-shirt and apron!
I plan to be at Paula Deen’s next grand opening, if I have to stow away. Fair warning, y’all.
(And not that I need one, but I love an excuse to say y’all.)
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P.S. I’m not sure if this clip is the exact fried green tomato recipe served at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, but it sounds and looks delicious.
And Paula, I can make fried green tomatoes too:)) Shameless plug, I know.
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