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The Trip Home: NC to FL

Posted by Nancy J. Cohen on November 2, 2015

Coming home from Bouchercon, we took the western route as I-95 hadn’t fully reopened after the flooding in South Carolina. This gave us some lovely hilly vistas before we descended to the lowlands with their cotton fields and other crops.

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I got to shop for pecans along route I-75. I use pecan meal to coat tilapia, after dipping the fish into egg substitute, and then pan fry or bake it. The ground pecans are healthier than bread crumbs and give it a nice, crisp flavor. You can’t buy this in Florida, so it’s only on trips through Georgia or South Carolina that I can get them. I put the bags into my freezer until use.

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We were lucky to spot a southern country buffet along the way. I stuffed myself with the bounteous feast that included a salad bar, soups, breads, fried chicken, nut-crusted mashed sweet potatoes, veggies, and I forgot what else I ate but it was mostly comfort food. And the dessert bar had peach cobbler plus many more sweet choices. This meal probably accounted for the extra weight I gained.

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Doesn’t this make you hungry? Then stayed tuned for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Coming Next!

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6 Responses to “The Trip Home: NC to FL”

  1. Eating your way across the South. My kind of trip! Who arranged the itinerary, Barefoot Contessa? AND after filling your writing appetite at Bouchercon. Doesn’t get any better than that. Sharon Ervin Author of JINGO STREET

  2. magnoliahillway said

    Thanks for the hint about pecan meal. I’ll give it a try!

  3. Enjoy your travelogs, Nancy. FYI we have an Ole Times Country Buffet close enough to be dangerous. It’s in the Lake City Mall, close to I-75 on US 90. If you’re ever in the area, let me know and we can meet and eat. 😉

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