He used my mother's recipe for Buttermilk Pie, using up the buttermilk left over from Christmas. I have no idea what the expiration date was on the buttermilk, he never worries about such details. I believe this fits the category of Southern cooking.
Cornbread & Cabbage
Bob's favorite meal is cornbread and cabbage. That's about as Southern as you can get. I don't like cabbage in any form and I hate how it smells up the house when you cook the real stuff. Some time ago we found a small section in our Walmart grocery that carried 'Southern Seasoned' vegetables. He tried the cabbage and loved it. I was happy because it didn't stick up the house. Then Walmart no longer carried it.
I don't like yellow cornmeal and do not like a sweet taste to cornbread. I'm addicted to Martha White's White Cornbread Mix. For a while Daughter brought it to us from Texas until we found we could get it at Walmart. Then they stopped carrying it.
These days I order cabbage and cornbread mix from Amazon. I'm a Prime member so I do not pay postage. The cost of the cornbread mix is about $1 a packet but the cabbage is pricey, about $3 a can. What can I say, we're happy. It's a first world problem.
Zucchini & Pasta
This morning Bob was squirreling around in the kitchen and decided to cook some pasta. When later he said he'd put zucchini with it I could not imagine so I went to see what he'd done. I was surprised to learn we had a can of Del Monte 'zucchini in Italian seasoned tomato sauce.' It made a very tasty dish. Wonder which one of us bought that can of zucchini? Must not have been me.
He's sure it would have been better if it'd been elbow macaroni rather than bow tie, I don't think so. We're both thinking of a dish my mother used to make using elbow macaroni mixed with canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and bacon drippings. I hated it, Bob loved it. He wanted this dish to taste like that, I did not.