Miss Mary Bobo! Her boarding house was in Lynchburg, Tennessee, home to the Jack Daniel's Distillery! Now Mr. Jack is a favorite among us southerners! Oh honey.....when we are out frying the Thanksgiving turkey, just about everyone is sippin' on a Jack and Seven-Up highball!
This cookbook features over 250 of Miss Mary's recipes and details stories of the residents and guests who frequented the home. She employed several cooks from around Lynchburg who were loyal and faithful throughout those many years. They believed in using iron skillets for their chicken, real meringue for the pies and fresh-picked vegetables from the gardens.
Miss Mary Bobo's is still in operation today serving that infamous mid-day meal. If you are ever in Lynchburg to tour The Jack Daniel's Distillery, you may want to call a few months in advance to make reservations....they are that busy!
A few years prior to her death, Miss Mary stopped taking borders and only served her mid-day meal. Her children were in their retirement years at that point and it looked as if the boarding house would probably close. However, the good people from The Jack Daniels' Distillery, purchased the home from her heirs and saved this historic landmark.
Grease a 9- inch by 3 -inch loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs until light and golden. Add the oil and the sugar and blend well.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and add to the egg mixture. Combine well and blend in the shredded zucchini. Pour into the loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F. for 50-55 minutes. Allow the bread to cook before slicing.
To make the orange cream cheese, bring 4 ounces of cream cheese to room temperature. Blend in about 1 T. orange juice and 1 T. grated orange rind. Add about 1 T. powdered sugar to blend.