Please listen very quietly………………..that is my sigh of relief. I have been totally out of the blogging game the past few weeks because work was very very busy! But I’m back, and can’t wait to get back at it! I have a wonderful garden post in the works, but in the mean time I want to post about my very favorite old timey country meals. I’ve been re-reading/ teaching Huck Finn and in the spirit of the South I present pinto beans, and as Huck calls it: cornpone!
Of course, in this house no supper is complete without a glass of local wine:
A special shout out to my very beautiful sister Jodie at her first wine tasting:
The air is warm, the garden is coming up, vacation is booked, stress levels are down, and Milton is crowing at 4:45: I am in my element.
I love my pantry. It is extremely old fashioned. Every summer we stock it full of canned veggies, pickles, jams, preserves, chutneys, almost anything that comes out of the ground or on a tree from our farm ends up in the pantry… even some meats… yeah, I go that far. Here is what it looks like now- healthy looking from this angle right?
Well, that picture only shows a quarter of the pantry… we have eaten SO much from it! The empty side, and the empty bushel basket usually full of potatoes:
So sad. My herb box and dried peppers have dwindled down to nothing…no onions left either.
However, there is hope, and I am preparing for the times to come! Jars (thanks Megan!), vinegars-essential, my flours/ salts/ grains, and pressure cookers just itching to come out:
I can’t wait to get started!
Lots going on around here! Pantry is getting cleaned out, freezer re- organized (pics coming soon!), plants in the ground, all in preparation for the late spring/ early summer canning, preserving! This is what spring break looks like so far for me:
Last year I blogged about Morels… this type of weather is perfect for the ‘shroom, and my goodness I just get excited thinking about them! My wonderful husband went looking for them and this is what he and Cowbaby came back with!
Breaded with House of Autry, and fried in bacon grease. Oh. My. Heart. Topped with some creamy horseraddish. This is by far better than ANY shrooms ordered out, almost like a fried oyster minus the consistency of any oyster.
The perfect appetizer to a nice salad:
Morels are by far the best completely natural food ever. What is more natural than going in the woods and picking your food? I want more. Now. Spring is here!
A totally random post so feel free to disregard. Just a few of my favorite things.