Panola People

It’s Friday

Pumpkins on porch and grandson near, life is good in Tenn. Editor’s Note: After writing a weekly column for The Panolian for many years, Peggy Walker and her husband, Danny, have relocated from Panola County to Lexington, Tenn. But Peggy’s fans need not fret. She’ll continue to send her columns and recipes via the Internet.…

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It’s Friday

Pound that chicken for flavorful dinner any day of week This week I have a couple of really tasty chicken recipes for you. Not that chicken is my favorite meat. It’s not. Chicken must be very well doctored up for me to enjoy. You will never hear me order a boneless, tasteless chicken sandwich. No,…

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It’s Friday

Not everything has changed since 1928 In “The Modern Method of Preparing Delightful foods,” dated 1928, Ida Bailey Allen, described as an International Nutrition Authority, wrote the following: “Through my work with The National Food Administration during the Great War, I became convinced that as a Nation we were drifting away from simple, wholesome living…Foods…

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A big hunk o’ love

Virginia Murphree (left) pieced the quilt designed and embroidered by Patsy Maxey (right) in a tribute to Elvis Presley, straight from Patsy’s heart. The Panolian photos by Rita Howell By Rita Howell With her own passion for everything Elvis, and with help from her fellow Teasdale Quilters, Patsy Maxey has created a striking quilt that…

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Moving on… but not leaving friends behind

By Peggy Walker It’s time for a change.  Seasons change, months change, weather changes, time changes, people change and circumstances change. And DW and I are about to make a big change.  It probably won’t come as a surprise to you, you may have even heard.  We’re moving to Jackson, Tenn.! It’s a good change…

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It’s Friday

Make your bed and sleep well I made my bed this morning. Most mornings I do…eventually, but not usually as soon as I get up.  Coffee first.  And I often have this temptation (DW calls it a hallucination) of jumping back in bed and spending the morning just napping, but that’s not ever happened.  So…

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It’s Friday

Labor Day offers chance to enjoy last sip of summer This is the pinnacle of the year, the climax. The beginning of school, the end of summer, a forecast of fall, the kickoff of SEC football, weekends of tailgating, plus the 3 remaining holidays all converge on this one weekend. Add a devastating hurricane and…

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When in doubt, ask a ‘local’ for dinner direction

When in doubt, ask a ‘local’ for dinner direction For the second time, I didn’t get to stay in the famous Martha Washington Inn at Abingdon, Virginia. DW and I had stopped in that historic town, barely over the Tennessee line, for the night several years ago. Then I didn’t know about The Martha, as…

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Find fixings for supper at Farmers Market

Mexican Stuffed Peppers 1 pound ground round 1 small white onion, chopped 3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix 1 ½ cups water, divided 1 small tomato, chopped ½ cup instant white rice, uncooked 4 medium sized red bell peppers ½ cup chunky medium salsa 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided Heat oven to 400 degrees.…

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