I've decided to try to shed a few pounds. The approach I'm using is to reduce my consumption of carbohydrates. I'm no fan of starving myself, LOL. One of the recommendations I've seen is cooked greens. Being a Northern boy, we never, ever had greens when I was growing up and, truth be told, I had until this past week never tasted collards or turnip greens.
The miracle for me is that not only are the cooked greens delicious, the pot likker is too. Mine was double strength because I used the leftover liquid from cooking the collards to cook the turnip greens as well. And I suppose the bacon and ham didn't hurt the flavor either. Delicious!
Naturally I can't use corn bread to sop up the pot likker -- not if I'm restricting carbs. But I am absolutely floored by what a wonderful soup base pot likker makes.
Anyone else have two cents to throw into the pot, as it were.