Jean Gay Mussleman’s wonderful stories foreshadow and enhance her collection of 160 plus delicious Southern recipes, many dedicated to the family member or the friend who shared the dish. Recipes populate 29 food categories, offering delicious treats such as Oakland Chicken Stew, Pearl-Fried Chicken, Frogmore Stew, Old Fashioned Scrapple, Mother’s Stuffed Squash, Mary Ellen’s Derby Pie, Fried Okra, Fried Green Tomatoes, and many more. Each recipe includes step-by-step instructions, enhanced by a bolded ingredient list to ensure the greatest ease of preparing and serving the finest of dishes to complement a gracious range of occasions—from dining room table, to family picnic, to holiday gathering, to grandchildren visit, to church dinner, and even to steeple chase and fox hunt.
An engaging memoir for any and every season, Potluck, Postscripts & Potpourri even features a chapter imparting special wisdom to adult children and fun-filled ideas for entertaining grandchildren. This beautiful, entertaining, and very useful book is a treasure that keeps on giving, an ideal gift for everyone who loves to cook, eat, entertain, recall enjoyable times with loved ones, and plan ahead for many, many more special occasions!
About the Author
Amid changing times in the rural community of Oakland near Florence, Alabama, Jean Gay Lindsey Mussleman grew up surrounded by generations of extended Family, Southern food, and cotton fields. Her fifty-seven year marriage to David Mussleman continues to unfold a perpetual adventure in love, family, politics, and business. Today, Jean Gay is president and CEO of Eldercare Services, which she founded in 1996 to provide in-home care for the aging. Jean Gay is an avid collector of heirloom recipes and enjoys sharing them with Family and Friends.
HAVING ENJOYED MANY MEALS AT THE AUTHOR’S TABLE, prepared by her gentle and skilled hands, I was overjoyed to find recipes for some of them in her book. One of her recipes, the one for crackling bread, I have bragged about far and wide on both sides of the Atlantic.
— Willie Ruff, Professor of Music, Yale University, founder of world-renowned Ruff Duo, co-founder of W.C. Handy Music Festival