On day at lunch time I found myself really wanting some good ol’ “home cooking” type food. Going down Germantown Pkwy. I passed Abbey’s and I just knew there was a better option than that. My search led me down Dexter Road to Mother’s Home Cooking. They have a sign underneath that says “International.” I have no idea what that means. Everything on their menu was great Southern food.
I arrived at 11:30 (I got hungry early) and the sign said “OPEN” so i walked in. I was the only person there and the main dining area was completely dark except for the light from the flat panel television. I made sure with the guys up front that they were in fact open. They assured me they were and handed me a menu. Every day they have a different set of meats and vegetables. The standard plate was a meat and two vegetables with cornbread for $6.99. They also have items that are made to order every day. (Wings and catfish.) After looking it over a minute I decided on the pork chop with green beans, yams, and tea to drink. Since I was their first customer it was nice and fresh. They told me to sit anywhere I liked and asked me which channel I’d like to watch. ESPNEWS was on so I was fine with that.
After what seemed like only a few minutes they brought out my plate along with silverware and extra napkins. They asked if I needed anything and I asked for hot sauce and pepper sauce. Everything looked great and I was certainly ready to dig in.
I’m usually kind of picky when it comes to green beans. I hate it when they taste like they came from a can. These were phenomenal. Even better with a few dashes of pepper sauce. Perfectly seasoned. The yams were great as well. Though I usually like them candied with cinnamon these were still pretty damn good. The cornbread was legit. Very good and very traditional Southern cornbread. By that I mean…….NOT SWEET! It was outstanding…… and it worked great to soak up the extra juice from my green beans!
The highlight was definitely my porkchop. It was seasoned so well, and the edge fatty pieces were nice and crispy. With a little hot sauce I was in heaven. As I was finishing my plate a co-worker called and asked about the menu. She decided on baked chicken, green beans, and mashed potatoes.
When I got back to work I asked if I could take a pic of her food. I also wanted her opinion on the mashed potatoes. She enthusiastically approved of everything.
I also want to mention they have some great menu items each day. On Friday’s two of the choices I will be trying are neck bones, and chitterlings. Actually chitterlings are on the menu Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I’m not sure how they cook them, but I’m gonna find out. I highly recommend Mother’s Home Cooking to anyone looking for some legit Southern food. It’s great food and awesome prices!
**Update** I have since gone back to try their wings. The price is $7.99 for 5 whole wings with fries and a drink. They have them in three flavors which are hot, honey gold, and seasoned. I tried the hot combo, and I have to say they are pretty good. If you’re looking for “suicide” or “atomic” this isn’t the place. If you are looking for good hot wings for a good price then try here. I’ll be hard pressed to go somewhere else in Cordova when I could stop in here and get that combo for only $7.99. See my pic for yourself and you decide…