I don’t know which was the best – the man or the food.
Marie and I were feeling restless yesterday and decided to take a road trip to the Amory Railroad Festival. Yes, I know, we had to miss the Cotton District Arts Festival and assorted ballgames, but we were in search of foreign food and perhaps a foreign man or two.
We found both. Unfortunately there was only one man, so we had to share. His name was Norman and he has retired to his native Amory, Mississippi after living several decades in Manhattan and Long Island.
He was very debonair and loves to dance, garden and cook – quite possibly the perfect man.
Marie and I glared at each other across the table as we competed for Norman’s attention over dinner in the restaurant of an old friend from West Point – Pete Atkinson. Who knew Amory has so much to offer!
Fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were sinful
It was not a particularly healthy day since we noshed down such delicacies as fried chocolate chip cookie dough (lead photo), fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, fried apple fritters and fried catfish. Who dreams up this stuff?
I wish I could tell you it was awful, but I’d be lying.
Here are some more photos with Norman and his “women.” I may have too much competition here.
All this debauchery came on the heels of the MSU Pork Cook-off Saturday morning where we judged the best Mid-South grillers had to offer.
Today, we’ll be eating rabbit food and planning our next date with Norman. We’re going to a little known event known as “Myrtle in May” which is hosted by Norman’s friend outside New Albany, Mississippi. Love is in the air and the term “double dating” has new meaning.