Hubby and I have been away from home a lot since the end of April. We just got home again...this time from a two week visit with our family members who live in Arkansas. We had a great time visiting with the children, grandchildren, and the great-grandson!
I haven't had much time to post lately, but I wanted to get something up to share today. I have missed doing my blog...and my blogging friends.
After we came home, I made a bee-line to our local farmer's market to buy fresh vegetables. Our deed restrictions prohibit having a garden on our property, fortunately, it is only a 10 minute drive to buy fresh produce from local Collin County, Texas blackdirt farmers. This meal is the result of my shopping trip. A Sunday night supper of Lady Peas, boiled okra, fried squash; a tomato, cucumber, Vidalia onion, red and green pepper salad dressed with oil and vinegar, and sweet iced tea with mint...from my potted herb garden.
Years ago, when I moved to Minnesota, a new neighbor informed me that Southerners didn't know the difference between dinner and supper. I explained to her that we considered the main meal of the day to be dinner..no matter what time of day it was served (after breakfast, of course), and that we referred to a lighter meal in the day as lunch, and one served at night, supper. I hope that clarified it for her, bless her heart. :) Anyhow, this was our supper last night..just fresh veggies cooked southern style.
Boiled okra was on the menu. A lot of people say okra is gross and slimy, but that is only when it is overcooked. I always add mine on top of fresh peas/beans during the last 8-10 minutes of cooking. Just cook okra until it is fork tender and the pods remain whole. It is delicious!
It is good to be home to relax and unwind for a while. I hope all of you are having a great summer.
Many thanks to those who have joined my blog while I was away. Welcome!
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