Kirksey enjoys getting back house from D.C.

By SARAH KATHRYN WATKINS Elaine Kirksey moved to Washington, D.C., in 1980 to get the


Elaine Kirksey moved to Washington, D.C., in 1980 to get the job done for the federal govt.

“I wished a superior profession and far better occupation opportunity,” Kirksey mentioned of her determination to go away Neshoba County all all those a long time back. 

She finally bought on with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prior to transferring to the United States Section of Justice and later the Department of Homeland Protection closing out her job with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2018.

Even though Kirksey labored in Washington, D.C., she lived in Maryland. 

“I bought made use of to the cold weather,” Kirksey explained. 

Kirksey, nonetheless, skipped her relatives and occasions such as birthday events and family barbecues. In addition, she missed smaller-town residing. 

Kirksey’s mother, Vera Lewis of Philadelphia, who has often been a good influence for Kirksey, is acknowledged for building some of the greatest German chocolate cake and turnip greens all around.  Soon after doing the job for the govt for 37 decades, Kirksey moved back property a couple of several years back to choose care of her mom.

Kirksey loves paying out time with her nephews, Damien Lewis and Nick Harrington, and her brother and sister, Alice Harrington and Eddie Lewis. 

Kirksey’s hobbies include things like looking at textbooks with romance and background. She also enjoys hanging out with friends. 

“A pair of pals and I like to go out to consume, go for walks or go to the gymnasium,” Kirksey claimed. 

Kirksey’s goal is to get a lot more associated with encouraging the neighborhood and receiving far more engaged.

Last yr prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirksey joined Jerusalem Temple Church. She is now starting up to go back again and sensation safe and sound at her church. 

Some of Kirksey’s favourite food items are Chinese food stuff and fried rooster. 

Kirksey does not take into account herself substantially of a baker, and she gets her recipes from various cooking displays.

On a latest Saturday, the Kirksey family members obtained alongside one another to celebrate Kirksey’s birthday with a lot of like and meals. 

Kirksey mentioned her preferred kind of cooking style is Southern convenience food stuff.


3 cans full kernel corn, 

2 Jalapeños, seeded and diced, 

1/2 cup of bitter product

1 cup grated pepper jack cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Salt pepper, 8 oz. cream cheese 

Blend corn, jalapeños, sour cream, pepper jack cheese and Parmesan nicely and spot in gradual cooker. Top w/product cheese, slice into items. Go over and cook on lower for 2 hrs. Uncover and stir until finally cream cheese is effectively merged. Cover and prepare dinner for 15 minutes far more. Top with bacon and inexperienced onions. 


2 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 1/2 lbs. tiny hen wings

1/2 cup tequila, 1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup of refreshing lime juice

6 tablespoons seasoning sauce

3 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons grated orange peel

2 teaspoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoons floor cumin

Assorted veggies, ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping. Heat oil in a significant skillet around medium heat. Brown rooster wings in batches for 5-7 minutes on each individual aspect or till golden brown. Remove from skillet established aside. Drain skillet, area tequila, orange juice, lime juice, seasoning sauce, honey, orange peel, chili powder and cumin in identical skillet. Cook dinner over medium heat until boiling. Include hen wings return to boil. Minimize heat to medium-minimal cook dinner, stirring sometimes, for 25 minutes or right up until sauce is thicker and rooster wings are thoroughly cooked. Provide w/assorted veggies and ranch dressing. 


4 skinless boneless rooster breast halves 

1/4 cup well prepared Dijon mustard

Mayonnaise mix

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon new lemon juice 

Preheat oven 350 levels F (175 degrees C), location chicken in a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, blend the mustard-mayonnaise blend, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon pepper, salt and bouillon. Pour in excess of the chicken. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or right until chicken is no extended pink and juices operate crystal clear.