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Sunday, January 23, 2011

As Nervous as a Whore in Church

Okay, this is NOT my saying but I am so adopting it. I actually learned this last night from the one and only First Lady of Southern Cooking: Paula Deen.

Saturday night, the Salzman's went out for a night on the town. We rarely go out but Paula Deen has opened a new restaurant at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, NC. She was going to having a cooking demo and I figured I should go. Because y'all know I love my Food Netowrk chefs and anything about cooking and food! And, I love Paula Deen.

Now we had tickets in the nosebleed section but they were still pretty good. She was hilarious and I am thinking that wasn't water she was sipping throughout the whole show. She is a charmer. And I tell you, people came from all over the South to see her. People were there from Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and all over. It was amazing. She came out and talked to audience a while and made some off color jokes. I found out that Paula Deen is sort of a potty mouth. Since I am a potty mouth too, I loved it.

She had her hubby, Capt. Mike there. Jamie wasn't there but Bobby was. She also had her brother and aunt there was well. She did NO cooking. She had a sous chef do it all. But overall, it was fun. I love her and I cannot wait to eat at her restaurant. I am probably going to make Tom take me for my birthday! Yummo.

After the show, we went our separate ways and did a little gambling. Tom does poker, I love the slots. I won and lost, won and lost but spent about 2 hours playing on my original money and ended up winning a total of $21. Any day I get out of a casino breaking even or with extra money, is a good day. I am glad I don't live in Vegas because I swear, I would be either really rich or on the streets!

We finally got hungry and left. Of course, everything in Cherokee was closed. We live about 30 minutes from the casino. So we headed home and everything but our favorite Mexican restaurant was closed. Folks, while I love living in a small town, it sucks when you want to eat after 9 p.m. Luckily, our restaurant was open and we ate, then came home.

Don't judge me for the title of the post. But it tickled me. I know once I move from the South and live elsewhere, I will get funny looks when I am "bless your heart" here and there. And when I saw things like, "I am as nervous as a whore in church." Love it!

3 comments:

  1. Carolyn,
    Hi! I went to her restaurant in Savannah back in '04 when we(hubby, son, and I) evacuated FL before Frances came through. The Lady and Sons has some awesome southern food! I loved it, but my guys weren't super crazy about it.
    Barb

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  2. Love it! I'm jealous that you actually got to go to one of her shows. :)

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  3. you mean thats not really her house? I'm so disappointed!!!!!

    awesome you got to go though!

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