The Long March Home Recipe Book

When I write books, I love the research. And I research everything—from the setting to the night sky that time of year—or that very date in time—to clothing, weather, culture, patterns of speech, and all the things. I especially love to research food (which is my love language: ). During the writing of The Long March Home, I was so fortunate to have the help of a friend who not only lives in Alabama near her mother (who remembers everything about the area and shared valuable details about Mobile, Alabama, the high school, jubilees, and some local favorite foods. She even gave me her mom’s easy-to-make recipe for an item mentioned in The Long March Home: Chocolate Gravy. Now, I live in Nebraska and had never heard of this before (have you?) Find Sue’s recipe from her church cookbook below to serve on your favorite biscuits as well as some other wonderful recipes for items in this book!

Sue’s Chocolate Gravy
1 c. sugar
2 T flour
1 T cocoa
1 c. milk
1 T butter
1/2 t vanilla flavoring
Stir first three ingredients with wire whisk. Add milk and stir. Cook in microwave. Stir with wire whisk several times. When thick, add butter and vanilla. Serve over biscuits.
Here are a few other foods mentioned in The Long March Home—sometimes longingly—with links to recipes to make them!

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