Today I have TWO fun cookbooks to give away! The first one is called The Southern Food Truck Cookbook: Discover the South’s Best Food on Four Wheels. Not only does this book contain a boatload of fun-sounding recipes, it also tells about the food trucks from which the various recipes come. A New Orleans-based food truck called La Cocinita offers a fabulous-sounding Black Bean and Butternut Squash Empanadas. FreshJunkie, based in Baton Rouge, shares a Grilled Lime Shrimp Salad with a wonderful vinaigrette. Spoonfed Grill from Birmingham, Alabama, features Slow Roasted Pork with collards and Lime Thyme Sauce. Hungry yet? I am!
The next book I have to give away is Y’all Come Over: A Celebration of Southern Hospitality, Food, and Memories. This book features yumminess like Preacher Fried Chicken and Gravy (it finishes in the oven so you can visit), Old Fashioned Southern Fried Okra, and Rhubarb Cake with Coconut Pecan Topping.
If you’d like to enter the drawing to win one of these books, comment below and tell me what you cooked most recently. For an additional entry, share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook using the buttons at the bottom of the post. I’ll choose a winner on Monday. My most recent meal was homemade mac and cheese made with a couple handfuls of salad-size shrimp and gluten free pasta, inspired by the recipe below, from Y’all Come Over. Cheesy yumminess!
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 3 T. butter, divided, plus extra for prepping baking dish
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups large shrimp, cut in half lengthwise
- 4 cups shredded Cheddar
- 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- Bring a pot of water to boil. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
- Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain. Add 1 T. butter and toss to coat pasta.
- In a large bowl combine milk, egg, salt, pepper, shrimp, and Cheddar, and stir into the macaroni. Pour into baking dish.
- In a small bowl, mix Pepper Jack cheese and bread crumbs together and sprinkle over macaroni.
- Drizzle with remaining melted butter. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
And if you happen to be in the mood to hear more about all things southern, don’t miss my friend BooMama’s What Mississsippi Does. That’s the kind of lady I want to be.