next to old Southern textile mill

Standing next to old textile mill.

In the South, there’s a funky breakfast dish called “red eye gravy“.

After three pounds of bacon are fried and drained, the grease is re-purposed. Flour is added  until it thickens into glue. Bacon bits are added back in (i.e. the “red eyes” of the gravy).  Oven fresh, made from scratch biscuits beg to have spoonfuls heaped on them. Hot coffee and bacon on the side and you have breakfast.  Always just enough to go around and rarely enough for seconds.

I always stare back at the ‘red eyes’ and think “gosh my family in Connecticut would love this!” And so it is with my journey here –  the gravy of  Southern life with Yankee eyes. Bits of North and South making a favorite read of the day. Hence, Blue Eye Gravy.

I aspire to be a travel/ food writer. One day I will be.

For now, I’m a work-at-home mom doing office work.

My goal is to stay at home until Mr. 14  goes to college… not as helicopter mom, but in the “I’m upstairs working if you need me” kind of way.

I’m married to Mr. GPS who never gets lost.

I always get lost – especially in hospitals, parking decks, new cities, old cities but new roads, and any attempt at shortcuts.

And I get motion sick – especially in parking decks, and any form of water whether I’m on it or watching it.

This blog  invites you along on daily life.  Blue Eye Gravy collects the intersections of culture, simmers until thick, and spoons a little love over each post. Enjoy!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Leslie Bojarski
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 10:20:48

    love, love, love it!!!


  2. Becky Medlin
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 10:21:23

    Go, Vikki!!!


  3. Erika Nielsen
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 22:41:41

    This is my friend Vikki! I am so proud of you! You are a wonderful writer! Love you!


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