Southern Sunday Favorite

Today, I’m joining our friend Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites whre we get to share a favorite past post. I love this. Thank you Chari for the great idea!


So here it is. I always have enjoyed sharing with y’all about people I love. Here is one of my favorites:

Southern Mama-isms

A Southern Mother is something very special. They have the job of raising a good Southern girl. My Mother had several pieces of advise, or sayings, if you will, that are good for anyone. I call them Mama-isms.

  • You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.
  • If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
  • Sit up straight.
  • Put on your red badge of courage (meaning lipstick).
  • Set the table (something done every night with placemat, knife, fork, spoon, plate and glass – each in it’s proper place.)
  • Walk like a lady.
  • Never wake a sleeping child.
  • How’s your attitude? (Getting a good parking place anywhere, depends on your attitude!).
  • Pretty is, is pretty does.
  • All you can do is all you can do.
  • Consider the source and go on. (or as her mother – my grandmother put it: Pass and re-pass).
  • Smile and make people wonder what you’ve been up to (when you were frowning).
  • If your lip gets any lower you’ll step on it (when you were pouting)
  • If you don’t  watch out your face will freeze that way (when your face was anything but pleasant).
  • If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about!

There were many more. What did your Mama tell you?

Today’s Lagniappe: Recipe for Spicy Shrimp and Rice

2 lbs. unpeeled medium sized fresh shrimp
3 cups cooked long grain and wild rice mix (1 box Uncle Ben’s original   recipe with 23 herbs & seasonings)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 (10-3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
few dashes of Tobasco (to taste)
Cajun seasoning – around 1 teaspoon or more if you want more spice)

Melt butter over medium-high heat and add green onions; cook, stirring constantly, until tender

Combine all ingredients and spoon into a lightly greased 2 quart baking dish.

Bake at 375 degrees F. for 55 minutes.

Serve with crusty french bread, green salad and crisp white wine.

P. S. : Mama emailed me one that I left out that is important – Remember who you are and Whose you are.






8 responses to “Southern Sunday Favorite”

  1. Beverly Avatar

    When I’d get tired of waiting and whined to sit down, my mother would tell me to sit on my fist and lean back on my thumb. My cousin used to tell her daughters to use their heads for something besides growing hair! I’ve used both of those on my kids. Thanks for the smile this morning.

  2. Chari Avatar

    Hi Christi…

    Girl, I just love your Southern Mama-isms!!! Ohhh, and I can’t tell you how many times my mama told me, “Stop that cryin’ or I’ll give you somethin’ to cry about!”!!! Hehe! or how about this one…”Just pee or get off the pot”! My mama always says that when she’s starting to get a bit impatient about something! Hehe! A bit crude but nevertheless…funny!!!

    I’m so glad that you joined in with the fun of Sunday Favorites…this was a great post to reshare with all of us!!! Brought back some childhood memories, that’s for sure!!! I do apologize for being so late to get over to your place. I was away for the weekend and I’m just now getting to the computer! I sure do hope that you’ll join in with Sunday Favorites again, my friend!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  3. Raquel Avatar

    I alway find similarites with my Caribbean culture and the South in the US!

    All your mama-isms are familiar!!

  4. Lori E Avatar

    Good advice no matter where you are from.
    Maybe it’s just me but I have noticed that the majority of bloggers I have come across in the 4 months I have been blogging are all from the south. What’s up with that.
    Not like I’ve sought them out, I’m from Canada.

  5. Keetha Avatar

    Yep, my mamma said all these things too, even thought she didn’t have one southern gene in her. AND – – – they are all great advice, don’t’cha think?

  6. Carol Avatar

    Came to visit from Sunday Favorites! Enjoying your blog very much. Love the Lagniappe!

  7. Laura Avatar

    Love this post. My mom said all that stuff. We also got, “Children should be seen, and not heard.” Makes me wonder what my kiddos will remember from me… Most likely, as we are a military family,

    *Put everything in a ziplock, we’re moving again…


    *Put on your big girl panties and deal with it…

    Thanks. Laura @ the mansion

  8. Elizabeth Avatar

    These “Southern Mama-isms” were told to me while growing up (I’m from Alabama) and I have said most of them to my children as they were growing up. But I have never heard the one that your mom sent in that you left out. I love it and I am making a copy of it and giving it to both of my grown kids immediately:) Lol. Thanks for sharing.


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