If being very busy makes one happy, then I should be hysterical!
This week and weekend has been a whirlwind, with participating in a flower show to attending a wonderful picnic in Peaster followed by dinner with friends to Father's Day celebrations, a grandkids swim party with dinner and planting more daylilies and peppers. I even took time to complain about the sweat in my eyes at 8:30 a.m.
Please understand this column is going to be short and sweet but I hope you like the fried tomato recipe.
My daylilies are in full bloom and I am enjoying seeing the newest blooms every morning. Even the Mikester has been going outside to take pictures...way to go Mike!
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Summer Dinner at the Thompson's
This is what we have been making when our teenage grandchildren come over on Sundays and sometimes brings friends with them.
We make a charcoal fire in the Kettle and cook hamburgers. I cut up the tomatoes, lettuce and onions. Mike prepares the fresh corn for steaming. I usually do a side of either pinto or baked beans, or potato salad. For dessert we cut into a very cold watermelon. Serve everything on paper plates and the clean up is fast and easy!
Dee Dee's Fried Green Tomatoes
This is the first year I have been able to grow large green tomatoes and I want to be sure we can enjoy them before the critters damage them. Try this simple recipe out and use those beauties before the birds do!
6 green tomatoes
1 cup flour seasoned with salt, black pepper and dried basil (to taste)
3 or more Tablespoons peanut oil
In an iron skillet, pour enough oil to barely cover bottom. Heat on high heat. Mix flour, salt, pepper and dried basil together in a pie pan. Wash and dry tomatoes. Slice and dredge in flour mixture. When oil is hot, gently place slices in skillet. Turn only once. Don't overcook; mushy fried green tomatoes are not SOUTHERN! This serves 4-6.
Have another good week in Parker County!