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Monday, July 9, 2012

Simple Southern Sunday Supper

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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  1. I love buying my veggies fresh from the local farmer's market! Hopefully one day I will be able to plant my own garden.

    My grandfather is from Oklahoma and he loves his Okra. Luckily this year he has a garden with tons of it. I'm excited to try it for the first time since I was a kid. Hopefully it goes much better than I remember. haha.

  2. Welcome back, my friend! Your meal looks simple and delicious!

  3. I LOVE Southern cooking! Do you know there is not one single place around here that serves grits? It is the one thing I look for when I head South. You meal looks wonderful...is it a super supper then?:>) xo Diana

  4. It sounds like you've had a good time with your travels.

    The only way we have eaten okra here is fried.:) Your summer supper sounds really good and fresh.

  5. I admit I have not eaten okra unless it was in gumbo! Sounds like I am missing out! I may have to try it as you do here! I love your heading, I absolutely love that you have a collection of recipes that have been handed down to you and that you are doing the same. Those are a priceless piece of the past!

  6. I suspect all the okra I have ever eaten has been overcooked, because it was slimy, and I have avoided it ever since. Perhaps I should give it another try!

  7. I love all the fresh veggies! It seems like you're having a wonderful summer :) Enjoy!

  8. I love your page. Will be trying your recipes.. Am your newest follower. I to am a southerner!!!

  9. Hi Patty,
    Welcome home, I have missed you. Your meal is soul food for us, we would just love it. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen