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Friday, June 24, 2011

This moment: Gettin' my Kentucky on with burgoo and a natural bridge

If you think burgoo looks like a gloppy mess, well, you'd be right. But burgoo's a spicy, meaty, slightly vinegary Kentucky stew, and we buy the stuff by the gallon anytime our favorite source has a kettle on the fire. Comprised mostly of ground-up chicken and barbecued mutton, the only recognizable ingredients in burgoo should be some corn, potatoes and the occasional onion (IMHO). Some misguided folks put Lima beans in their burgoo. That's so wrong! ;)
That's my purse jutting off my thigh, not some bizarre body part. ;)


   Finally remembered to share pics of my favorite site we visited in our recent jaunt through northeastern Kentucky. These were taken at Carter Caves State Resort Park, in a "natural bridge" within the park. Bus-loads of school kids picnicking created a powerful noise near the entrance to this "bridge," but even that could not detract from the quiet beauty of this time worn natural phenomenon.
   Hope to find some time for quiet beauty today, and hope the same for you! For now though, it's time to head to the dentist for a check-up/cleaning. Just another of those "costs money but saves in the long run" little things we do!
   Thanks to Soulemama for this Friday photo sharing concept. Please feel free to share a link to your moment.  

7 comments:

BLD in MT said...

Caves are so neat... We have some good ones here, but I understand KY has some real gems.

Practical Parsimony said...

When we lived in KY, I just thought burgoo was a horrendous dish, but no one else agreed with me...lol. It is definitely a KY dish. No where else I have lived in the South has heard of it. Love the cave pictures.

Maa said...

That purse would be heavy with all the savings you've made over the last year...haha! No wonder it's jutting out. Good for you. The caves look very interesting. Maa

Patti Bee said...

When my son was stationed in KY we were introduced to burgoo. It reminded me of Brunswick stew. It's made with bits and pieces of bbq meats, potatoes, corn and LIMA beans:0 It's interesting how every region has a special dish. I have blueberries on my mind...http://watchingovertheheartandhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/on-my-mind-beautiful-blueberries.html

Buttons said...

Oh I love this. There is something about being in a cave. It always reminds me of the movie Journey To The Center of The Earth.
Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.Wish I had been there. B

Mary said...

I like burgoo any way you fix it. I also LOVE BBQ mutton. My daddy used to dig a pit in the fall and cook a rack of mutton over hickory coals. I crave it in October when the leaves fall.

Susan said...

Burgoo - such a cool name! I enjoy reading about foods in other countries.

Great caves pics.

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