Note: Juneteenth is coming up this Thursday. Here are some great BBQ recipes for the celebration. Juneteenth is an annual celebration where African-Americans come together with family and friends to celebrate the end of slavery. It started in Texas because freed slaves there found out a whole TWO AND HALF YEARS after President Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation that they were actually free. Sometimes progress takes some time to filter down in society.
Originally posted by Melissa Legates on Jun 17, 2014 at http://www.craftfoxes.com/blog/soul-food-recipes-to-celebrate-juneteenth
June 19th, known as Juneteenth, is a national commemoration of the end of slavery in the US. Juneteenth is about people of all races, nationalities and religions coming together to acknowledge a time in our history that continues to influence our society today. Families around the country celebrate with barbecues and picnics, so here’s a collection of soul food recipes that will surely please everyone!
Molasses BBQ Sauce
Fried Catfish Fillets
Greens with Ham Hocks
Beans, Beans, Beans
Member of Real Men Cook, Joseph White, combines ground beef, bacon, molasses and beans for his Florida Boy Baked Beans recipe. And because there’s no such thing as too much bacon, try this lima bean recipe by the Homesick Texan.
Brown Butter Cornbread
Sheri Giblin | grandbaby-cakes.com
Every good meal deserves a sweet ending…or two or three. This coconut cake from Sweets: Soul Food Desserts and Memories by Patty Pinner hits the spot, as does this Sweet Potato Pound Cake by Jocelyn of Grandbaby Cakes.
Melissa LeGates is a freelance writer and retired Air Force journalist who specializes in features and B2B writing. She is also a colored pencil artist and blogs about it at coloredpencilenthusiast.wordpress.com.