Miranda Lambert Answers 10 Questions About Food
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I love a lady who eats. Especially if she's proud of it. So when Taste-of-Home.com asked MIRANDA LAMBERT to answer 10 questions about food, I was all in. Check it out . . .
1.) It's almost your first anniversary. What did you and Blake serve at the wedding? "We shot and fried venison we raised on our Oklahoma ranch. We're big hunters, and we were able to share a small taste of something important to us."
2.) What food most reminds you of your childhood? "My dad's chicken-fried venison and my mom's meatloaf . . . the special requests by all of us for our birthday dinners."
3.) What food aroma would you bottle? "My mom's barbecue sauce. The surprise ingredient is one-quarter cup of beer. It was handed down from my grandpa's days in the military."
4.) Your biggest food-related pet peeve? "Slurping. I've always hated it."
5.) What's always in your fridge? "Cheese. Blake likes cheese on everything, or even by itself."
6.) And your pantry? "If company drops by, I make something called Magic, as my mom did. Take 1 cup crunchy peanut butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg (from our own chickens) and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Combine, roll into golf balls, crisscross with a fork and bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees."
7.) What's the last thing you cooked? "Chicken-fried steak last night for Blake's homecoming. It was his first day home in over a month."
8.) You're sure to bring what to a potluck party? "Corn and macaroni casserole. It's one of Blake's favorite things, it's easy to make and there are rarely any leftovers."
9.) What's the best cooking advice you've received? "My mom always said, 'Those that eat, work.' So we all chipped in. She also taught me my grandmother's trick to make canned veggies seem fresh: Drain, add a little olive oil and sprinkle with sugar while heating. It brings the flavor out."
10.) Your final food for thought? "When in doubt, fry it or add cheese."