Five Things Friday

Many thanks to Jean Stockdale for inviting us all to participate in today's Five Things Friday. Jean is a Christian author and speaker. She is blessed to worship and serve at one of the great Southern Baptist Churches in the South, Bellevue in Memphis, TN. Jean is a true encourager of moms. Be sure to hop over to her site for a visit. You'll be blessed!

Today's 5 things were to be 5 favorite sayings. Y'all know a talker like me wouldn't even know where to begin with that broad of a subject - and with a limit of 5, no less!

Well, since I'm a Southern girl through-and-through and my blog is food-oriented, I narrowed the choices to Southern sayings that contain words about food. As you'll see, I still had trouble limiting myself...

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24

1. “Like white on rice” - meaning inseparable

He was all over that plate of fried chicken like white on rice.

2. “Butter my biscuit” - an exclamatory statement meaning “isn’t that something!”

Well, just butter my biscuit, will ye?!

3. “Don't bite off more than you can chew”- don’t attempt more than you can accomplish

I know ye mean well by helpin’ ’em out and all, but don’t go bitin’ off more 'an ye can chew.

4. "Full as a tick" - an expression meaning you’ve way over-eaten

Supper shore was good, but now I’m full as tick!

5. “Have a cup of coffee. It’s already been ‘saucered and blowed.’” - A gesture of welcome and of offering coffee to a guest

There’s an old habit down here of pouring a bit of your hot coffee from your cup into your saucer and blowing on it to cool it off a bit. The coffee is then sipped (well honestly, more like slurped) from the saucer. I haven’t seen this done recently, but over the years I’ve witnessed it hundreds of times! I've never done this myself, of course! ;)

I know this list is supposed to be limited to 5 sayings, but y’all don’t mind if this talkative Mississippi gal gets in a saying about catfish, do ye?

6. “Cuter than a mess of fried catfish” - very cute or attractive

Honey, that little ole puppy dog is cuter than a mess of fried catfish!

Bless y’all’s hearts for readin’!!!


  1. Well butter my biscuit I just love your list!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I believe you are a jolly person. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  3. That is one of my reminder verse and I like your #3 saying. Blessings!

  4. Connie,
    I have heard or said every one of them, my fav....cuter than a mess of fried catfish !
    ~ Bless your heart, have a great weekend !

  5. How fun. I had not heard the coffee and catfish sayings before. LOL!


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