Friday, November 11, 2011

Paula Deen, Paula Deen

Okay, so everyone knows of my infatuation with Paula.  To those of you who don't understand I am truly sorry.  I just can't get as excited as Rachel Ray nor can I be a snooty and smile as wide as Giada.  I do get Paula.  I understand her love affair with butter.  I don't imbibe quite as freely, but there are those special occasions when butter is it!  On my sojourn to Florida and my week with my Mom she gifted me with a trip to Savannah and a visit to... yes....are you ready?  THE LADY AND SONS.  The alter to butter.
We arrived early, evidently you have to get your name on THE list around 9:30 am.  So we left Jacksonville at way too early o'clock.  The menu was posted behind glass, you know, like we do the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence.  I got to stand there and ooooo and awwwww.  There was okra, peas, lima beans, collard greens and fried chicken.  Oh, and don't forget the table wine of the South, sweet tea with lemon.  In Paula's words, YUM!

We didn't get to see the Royal Family of Savannah so we had to settle for pictures of Bobby and Jamie.
I may have eembarrassed my mom a bit with taking pictures of the food, but MOM. WE ARE AT THE LADY AND SONS!  Besides, no one knows me here and best yet, they don't care. Don't look for a salt and pepper shaker on any table.  I'm sure there are folks who salt their food before even tasting it.  If done, I promise that it would have to be thrown in the trash and you would have to start over.  If you have CHF (congestive heart failure) do not eat this food.  You will swell like a beached whale and be unable to breathe.  A bit too much salt for me. Just sayin.
There was no room for desert. No, I didn't clean my plate either. I did feel like a nap would be a great idea after eating though.
After lunch we ambled,  I say ambled because we were too full to walk, over to Paula's shop.  

Would you please look at that iron door! Have you ever seen anything so......... culinary?

Do you see those measuring cups? Yes, those are the very special measuring cups that Paula uses on her show.  Oh, I almost swooned.  It was good just to pick them up and touch them.  Mom kept a close eye on me.  She knows that I have been carrying on a love affair with these measuring cups for ages.  She had to pry the 1 cup from my death grip.  "Walk away from the cups!"

Paula is one smart female.  PDE.  Paula Deen Enterprises.  Yes, she is a smart cookie. She doesn't pass up marketing bonanza.  All those little kitchen accessories that we love.

By this time our food had digested and we were able to take a trolley and see Savannah.  Thank goodness we could sit.  I don't think I could have done a walking tour.  Tomorrow, pictures of the Southern Lady. Savannah.
Much Love and Prayers from an overstuffed Mainely Ewes Farm Woman and Mom.

14 comments:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a wonderful treat. My sister went to Lady and Sons and was a little disappointed but said she was happy to have the opportunity to have gone. She was however crazy about the store.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh what fun! i love the door and i want everything in the shop!

Mike said...

I just got through watching an episode of Paula. I believe as her celebrity status grew her personality changed. I do think she goes overboard on the southern accent and usage of the word, y'all. In her earlier years she didn't do it as much as she does now. But, I'm sure she can cook some good southern food. Too salty? Too bad.

Marigold said...

Be calm, my friend. That kind of excitement ought to be reserved for things like, say, Peanuts! Anyway, you didn't say what you had to eat in the restaurant. Are you holding out on me? Can't wait to see the pictures of Savannah. So much history there. Anyway, I bet mom pulled out one of those kiddie leashes for you when you were in Paula's store. So did you buy the measuring cups or just fondle them, kiss them gently and then place them back on the rack?

CopperCreeker said...

what a treat! i luvvvv those measuring cups, also.

by the way, your blog header is adorable :0)

Diane@Peaceful Acres Farm said...

:)

Michaele said...

It is so great that you are getting to be in Florida with your mom for such a nice long vacation. I keep thinking you are back home - but nope - not yet.

Lee said...

I have been to Savannah, such a lovely town!! We went to the shop, but didn't get to eat there. It was fun- love her!

Paula said...

Oh, I'm so jealous, Kelly! I LOVE Paula Deen~ she cooks the way I'm used to... my mother and grandmother were FABULOUS cooks and they both used lots of butter.
I would love to visit Lady and Sons someday.
I got a chuckle from the visual of your mom steering you away from those measuring cups... *hehe*

Misty Meadows said...

I checked out her website, and unfortunately for me, they don't mail to Canada. :(

Kris said...

I love PD. She is my mother's 2nd cousin. I have been to her restaraunt twice now. The first time my step dad paid. Last month my sister and I went to Sav. for her daughter's wedding at the beach and I wanted to go eat there again. It was Friday evening and we got right in. The buffet was $15.99. Yep. It was good but not $15.99 good. I think that about did it for me. And thank goodness we did walk around a long time because I did eat $15.99 worth of that food.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Wow, what a wonderful trip for you! I adore Paula Deen! I would love to eat at The Lady and Sons! Have a happy Thanksgiving! blessings,Kathleen

Marigold said...

Kelly, what has happened to you? Did you stay in Florida? Or maybe Ted broke everything while you were gone and it is taking so much time for you to get it all back together? Happy Thanksgiving!

Lili said...

Oh that sounds like such a fun trip you took. I think Savannah would be so much fun (especially this time of year). Too bad you didn't get to see her in person. Wonder if she ever comes to Maine? ~Lili