From the original guide
On Sunday, however, or when company comes, the meal becomes a feast. The housewife, forewarned of approaching company by the crowing of a rooster in the yard, makes lavish preparation- she “puts the big pot in the little pot and fries the skillet”.
Mississippi Facts

Date of Statehood: December 10, 1817
State Capital: Jackson
Nickname: Magnolia State
State Flag: contains a small confederate flag in the corner
State Tree: Magnolia

Bordering States

Alabama
Louisiana