Drew’s beloved Grandmother passed away last week and we traveled to her home town of Mt. Airy, North Carolina for the funeral. His Grandmother was an AMAZING cook, her recipes are the highlight of every meal I’ve shared with his family over these 5 years. Many of Drew’s childhood memories are intertwined with one of her recipes, buttermilk sugar cookies at Christmas, frozen fruit salad alongside every special occasion meal or stealing extra shares of “Hot Boys” (yeast rolls) from the bread basket with his cousins.
These pictures are not of her of her famous recipes but are from the luncheon following the funeral services generously catered by the women from her church. It was all so beautiful and delicious even though there we many desserts masquerading as “salads” (more on this topic some time soon I promise,) I couldn’t resist sharing them with y’all.
We feasted on these dishes made with love, washing them down with mini Cokes in a bottle in honor of Sarah Jackson Howerton who always had two Cokes a day, never more, never less.