February 1, 2009

Savannah Georgia I Have Arrived

What could be better than being in Georgia for a week in February? Nothing!

I’m blogging from Savannah, GA…yes that’s right…home of you know who. And for you reading buffs- setting of the novel (which is one of my favorites) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil ( or you might know this as the wonderfully director movie from Clint Eastwood).

Although I’m on a work trip for a NAFDMA Conference, I’ve got some downtime to do some sightseeing and begging for a reservation at the Lady and Sons Restaurant. Yes – begging. Apparently, the Lady and Sons doesn’t take reservations unless you are a party of ten, but you can go to the restaurant (in person) early in the morning to “beg” for a reservation for lunch or dinner. So, tomorrow morning my co-worker Sarah and I have a Breakfast Cruise on the Savannah River, then we are planning on walking to part of the Historic District of Savannah to the Lady and Sons to try and get a reservation. Wish us luck!

Savannah looks to be a beautiful city – charming and warm – just like the south should feel. I haven’t had the chance to do much sightseeing, but hope to do some tomorrow.

One part of the NAFDMA Conference that I’m looking forward to is the three day bus tour. I’m participating in the “Foodie Tour” which will travel for three days around Georgia visiting local food producers – how fitting right! Take a look at the schedule.

I’ll have lots to blog about this week…so stay tuned!

How fitting today to highlight one of Ms. Paula’s recipes – Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding (yes only Paula would put together Krispy Kremes into a bread pudding). Enjoy and “ya’ll take care and check back soon!”

Bill Nicholson’s Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding
1 pinch salt
1 9 ounce box raisins
2 Eggs, beaten
2 4.5-oz cans fruit cocktail (undrained)
1 14-oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk (not evaporated)
2 dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts
1 or 2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cube donuts into a large bowl. Pour other ingredients on top of donuts and let soak for a few minutes. Mix all ingredients together until donuts have soaked up the liquid as much as possible.
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour until center has jelled. Top with Butter Rum Sauce.

Butter Rum Sauce:
1 stick butter
1 pound box confectioner’s sugar
Rum to taste

Melt butter and slowly stir in confectioner’s sugar. Add Rum and heat until bubbly. Pour over each serving of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

1 comment:

Allie said...

What fun! Way to make use of a business trip. I've always wanted to go to Savannah (well... ever since I read Midnight). Good luck with the reservations!