|The Masters, held in Augusta Georgia every April, is steeped in tradition, and the food served there is an important element. If you're not lucky enough to be a patron, set the mood for your own home viewing with some of my traditional, Master-worthy recipes.|
Food for The MastersWe get a lot of golfers down here along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and we even have some popular tournaments - in fact, the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic was held in Biloxi this past week, and with a $1.6 million dollar purse, it's serious stuff.
I've been around golfing in some form all of my life here on the coast, but with an old whiplash injury and a bum shoulder, I've never held much interest in it, although I'm a pretty good cart rider! Back in the day, I had a certain beau who was part of our high school golf team and a very accomplished golfer. Well, I say he was a beau, but the last time I saw him was when I accompanied him on the golf course on a Saturday date.
Somehow, and I've never quite figured out how, he apparently got distracted on one green, and managed to scare the bejesus out of me when he took a big swing, and whacked the heck out of the golf cart I was sitting in. He vanished from my life after that, I assume from embarrassment, or (while in those days I was younger, skinnier, and prettier) maybe he just wasn't that into me, but one thing I can say for sure is that I never once heard from him again after that!
My grandson has been golfing and participating in youth tournaments for several years now though, and has actually done quite well! My granddaughter is just beginning to learn, so I've gained a tad bit more interest in the sport. Of course, I've always known of The Masters, and even told my grandson that one day, I expect to see him sporting that green jacket (and maybe even one day, my granddaughter).
Tickets to the Masters are hard to come by, so if you're not lucky enough to be a patron, and you're relegated to more of a social television viewer, you can still get in the spirit with a few of my better than Augusta, Masters-worthy, easy recipes. Check 'em out y'all!
|Fresh Fruit Salad tossed with a lime and mint infused simple syrup.|
|Sweet Iced Tea - The Elixir of The South.|
|A basic egg salad sandwich is a popular Masters selection. Check out the chopped egg sandwich version with my recipe too!|
You'll also find a Bar-B-Que Pork sandwich on the Masters lunch menu. My recipe uses your favorite version of coke - you know, Co-cola, Dr Pepper, root beer - whatever "coke" you prefer!
|Slow Cooker Coke Pulled Pork - delicious!|
|Nubby Fried Chicken Planks - great on a sandwich or a biscuit!|
|Ice cream made with fresh peaches, sweetened condensed milk, half and half and instant vanilla pudding, makes a creamy texture that you'll be sure had to be from a homemade custard.|
|Old fashioned, authentic southern tea cakes are basic, simple sugar cookies in their list of ingredients - butter, sugar, flour and eggs - but they speak so much more to our history, heritage and memories.|
|A wonderful popcorn treat that is delicious made fresh at home - popcorn tossed in a buttery caramel toffee coating with your favorite nuts, what is not to love about that?!|
A popular pocket snack at the Masters, don't forget to pick up some Moon Pies!
|A very refreshing adult beverage and perfect for viewing the Masters.|