Growing up my grandmother, Helen, always had the same things on her holiday table: Turkey, Ham, Dressing, Corn, Peas, Cranberry Salad, Hashbrown Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Potato Salad, Curried Fruit, and Rolls…plus dessert. And she would always leave the Curried Fruit in the microwave. Which was a really a good thing because Curried Fruit is nasty. But you know what’s not nasty? Hashbrown Casserole. I would eat spoonfuls of it and enjoy every bite of creamy goodness. She would even send me home with a little plastic dish of it to enjoy once I got home. I wish I could sit at her table with her one.more.time.
There is a restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee that my brother introduced me to years ago called Bishop’s. My brother travels a lot for his job, so he knows every hole-in-the-wall restaurant from here to Timbuktu. So when he called me and told me to meet him at Bishop’s (I happened to be in the Nashville area.), he didn’t have to twist my arm or tell me twice. Once I met him there he told me I HAD to get the carrot souffle. Had to. Boy, it did not disappoint. The carrot souffle at Bishop’s is the stuff dreams are made of. [Read more…]