Today was a good day. We drove down to my parents farm to visit with my parents, my sister and my grandfather. Its about a 2 hour drive. Its been way too long since we’ve made the trip.
I didn’t take many pictures while we were there because I wanted to spend the time I had concentrating on my family. But I did get a couple of pics of my son with my grandfather.
It was a good visit. My family made a delicious veggie plate for us for lunch which consisted of:
- spinach salad
- fried okra
- fried eggplant
- green peas and potatoes
- Sister Schubert’s Rolls
- grilled asparagus
I tried to concentrate on the non-fried foods since I overindulged last night on fried green tomatoes and onion rings at home. I did have a few okra though, I can’t resist them.
My Mom and Dad sent me home with a loot of vegetables from their garden as well as 4 1/2 dozen eggs from their hens.
I feel kinda silly for buying tomatoes at the Farmer’s Market yesterday now.
A gallon size bag of shelled pecans. (Yes, my sinks are orange.)
All in all I ended up with:
- banana peppers
- bell peppers
- Anaheim peppers (?)
- a sack of potatoes
- Coconut Oil
Who needs a Farmer’s Market? 🙂
I couldn’t possibly eat 10 gallons worth of tomatoes before they went bad even as much as I love my tomato sandwiches so I spent most of the evening preparing them for different uses.
Most of them I froze for use later in chili, soups, etc.
That’s right, it was 10:30 at night. I’m that dedicated!
We also made a big jar of salsa.
My dad use to sing a song that went … Oh Lord its hard to be humble, when your perfect in every way …
I can’t help it, I’m just good like that.
Now I’m working on a jar of spaghetti sauce with the last of the tomatoes. I think I could go the rest of my life without seeing another tomatoes.
This has been quite a process, but hopefully it will be well worth it.
Wash, blanch, peel, quarter.
That’s what my night consisted of.
I was planning on making some fig bread for breakfast in the morning, but I think its gonna have to wait.
Do you have any experience with Coconut Oil? What is it good for?