Depending on where in the world you live–and this is a pretty international bunch–it’s morning, noon, afternoon, or perhaps the middle of the night.  Here in LA, aka Lower Alabama, it’s mid-morning on Sunday and could be classified as brunch time, which could mean a nice vegetable quiche or a hashbrown casserole, or flaky buttermilk biscuits with spicy patty sausage or country ham . . .

Map of USA with Alabama highlighted

Map of USA with Alabama highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yep, I live in the lower half of that pretty red state you see on this map, right between Mississippi and Georgia, bordered by Tennessee and Florida.

 Life being short, I subscribe to the “eat dessert first” ethos ( which is all too obvious from my excessive amount of padding). So enjoy some tangy lemon pie with sweet, light-as-air meringue that melts in your mouth, a cup of coffee (sugar and cream for me) and some Thorin. Because he looks pretty darned tasty, too.

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. Yes, “eat dessert first”, and with Thorin, it’s well nigh irresistible. When I think about cleaning the flecks of lemon meringue pie out of his beard, I go weak all over…

    Later this week, I’m planning to introduce my helpful neighbors to an American breakfast of pancakes with butter and maple syrup, and crisp-cooked bacon, Chilled orange juice and French-press coffee should round it out.

  2. There are millions of hashbrown recipes on the web. Did you have a special Alabama hasbrown recipe Angie ? I would like to know.
    BTW about potatoes, Belgian fries are (excuse me my French friends) the best of the world !!!
    I’m kidding …. but I am serious.
    The Thorin mug is “the thing you must have” (forgive me Guy !!!)

  3. Thanks, that is quite the treat! It’s quite hot enough where I am — I can’t imagine how hot it must get where you are

    • We’ve had 18 days straight of temps at 90 Degrees F. and above with heat index adding several degrees of discomfort. We are supposed to get some relief next week but they’ve said that before and it didn’t happen. Things are getting very dry here, too, so we are hoping for some rain.

      • Same here in Budapest re the heat! It’s bloody awful, excuse my French! So I had to spend the weekend in the airconditioned office (I don’t have aircon at home!). Well, I had to do some work too…

  4. Only 36 degrees C out there today… I’m still drinking at least 4 litres of water a day and dripping sweat.

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