Sunday, September 26, 2021

Wonderful Saturday, Cheese Curds, Pumpkins, Canned Bread

 The weather was gorgeous, and despite the low 50s temp, I wore a sleeveless top, my striped outfit. The skies were clear and blue. Drivers were sane. Tommy was not in an argumentative mood. Everything went smoothly. 

We had several places planned to go and did everything without a hitch. That's rare. We left by 8 am and were home by 3 pm. The places I am talking about did not happen in the order I will talk about them. 

When we first pulled into the market, I saw the sweet potato farmer. He came over when I waved at him. After we talked a few seconds, he told me to pull up to a place that was not parking and was level. So, I walked about 10 feet to his booth. 

My plan was to go to the sweet potato farm if he was not at the market. He was there. All the boxes of potatoes were gone. I bought an $8 bag of Beauregard sweet potatoes and he took them to Tommy waiting in the car. I turned and behind me were sweet potatoes manned by a woman with her children and what appeared to be a grandchild. I told which pumpkin I wanted if she would carry it to the car for me. She obviously found a young man to carry it to Tommy. 

As I turned around, I asked the sweet potato guy what else he had. I bought a quart of purple hulled peas, frozen and took it back, too.  I had a huge package of bscb in a cooler, so even though the peas mostly thawed, they were partially frozen and went straight into a pot of water. They were delicious.

There was more in the market, probably things I wanted, but I had walked more than enough for the day. I didn't even go get eggs!

At Publix I found B&M bread I had been search for in the Publix down here. Have you ever had bread sealed in a can like green beans? Then, I bought cheese curds. They are way too expensive! Now, how do I eat these? Just pick them out and eat? Put in salad? In cooked food? Help me out here. 

Also, at Publix I found little squares for exfoliating skin and they were on sale! There are 50 in the bag, but I use 1/2 at a time. What is so special about these exfoliating squares I have been searching for years to use? They have nothing on them. I had some of these 20 years ago, but they were replaced with lotions and soaps. I hate those. Today, I used half of one with Dove. 

We had a Whopper Jr. and fries for lunch. We headed to the lake and the whole park was closed. So, as we left there,  we just pulled into the senior center parking lot next door. It was closed on Saturday, so we found a shady spot to just revel in the trees surrounding us. 

So, I came home with sweet potatoes, pumpkin, freshly shelled purple hull peas, B&M Bread, cheese curds, exfoliating pads and enjoyed eating at the senior center parking lot.


Back to Friday--

About 5 pm, I decided on a quick trip to Lowe's. I took my cane and got out at the garden center.  I sat down inside the door, waiting for someone to help me with flowers. Well, I mentioned a cart would be great. So, a woman brought an electric cart and I could shop by myself. I found a purple mum to put in my chicken and yellow pansies with a dark purple center for my concrete bunny. I bought white spray for my metal chicken. 

Sunday--

Saturday night, I went to bed at 2 am and was asleep by 2:30. I awoke at 4:30 and did not sleep until after 7 am on Sunday. At 3:30 pm, Sunday afternoon, I awoke and have felt well this afternoon and evening. See? About 8 hours sleep transforms me.

The mum desperately needed water, so I watered it and put it in a bowl of water for a bit. I had two tiny pansy cups, but only put one in my bunny. Basil was watered. Tommy and I both went out for a bit. The hummingbirds are not deterred by our presence now. 

Instead of Tommy struggling to turn on the hose and both of us dragging it to the other side of the porch, he filled water bottles and we used those. I could have gotten out the watering can, one of the three, but the bottles were easier on my shoulders and hands. He did not object to not trying to turn on the hose! 

Plans--

We are going to the farm for a 40 lb. box of sweet potatoes.

There is still no rain in sight on the weather reports. It is dry. The air is neither hot nor cold. I could stand many days like this. It has been a good weekend! 




19 comments:

  1. If sounds like a lovely couple of days. I had a nice weekend as well. The weather was perfect. I too am looking for a 1/2 or full bushel of sweet potatoes. I like them baked like a reg potato. My MIL would peel them, slice in approximately 1” thick slices. She rolled in flour, salt, and pepper and then placed in a greased baking dish. On top of each slice she would place a pat of butter, sprinkle of cinnamon and a little brown sugar and bake til tender. My kids grew up eating them this way and they still love and now the grands too. A regular on the table at Thanksgiving.

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    1. Find a market or a farmer. I am quite sure there are still many left. I have never had sweet potatoes prepared this way. I might try it. I just eat them out of the skin like a baked potato. It does sound like a Thanksgiving dish.

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  2. I haven't had B&M canned bread in years! I have always loved it but we never found it locally. Usually out of state relatives brought it when they visited.
    When we traveled north, my two youngest sons always had to get 'cheese turds' to eat in the car. I'm not a fan but they would eat them right out of the bag.

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    1. Jan,
      I found the B&M on the International Aisle at Publix. I had not had it in years. I will try to find it less expensively somewhere. I may go try some of the cheese curds in a bit.

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    2. "turds" so funny. The name is probably why little boys liked them.

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  3. We eat fresh cheese curds as is, but they can be breaded a deep fried or sure fried, then oozy and delicious. It's a bug Minnesota and Wisconsin thing as to where the best cheese curds are from. I buy them from the dairy store or farmers market but now they have a store front.

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    1. SAM,
      Thanks. I am going to eat a couple in a few minutes. I found these in the deli in Publix. I have never heard of a dairy store. Will wonders never cease.

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  4. My mom would buy canned bread, I never tried it. She loved it. It sounds like you had a great day!

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    1. Lisa,
      It is great bread to me. I did have a great day. I need more days like it.

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  5. Sounds like a very nice couple of days. I've never heard of canned bread before.

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    1. One,
      It has been wonderful. Getting sleep helps. I found it in the international section of a Publix. It is a dark, sweetish bread.

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  6. i wish we could get sweet potatoes here at a decent price.

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    1. Kim.
      If there were sweet potato farmers where you live, I am sure you could. I wish I could find potatoes and onions along the highway. I can find cotton on the sides of roads!

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  7. Sounds like a lovely day you had on Saturday. It’s so nice just to get out of the house sometimes. That was very nice of the lady to bring you an electric cart.

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    1. Belinda,
      It was so pleasant and satisfying. I was surprised they even had an electric cart! And, yes very nice of them.

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  8. Baked beans and canned brown bread is an old, classic New England supper.

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    1. Sue,
      Thanks for that information. I would just eat the bread!

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    2. I'm afraid I would eat beans AND bread, with second helpings. And then die of a massive carboholic infarction. ;^)
      My gosh, I love baked beans better than just about anything!

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    3. Sue,
      I am not much of a baked beans fan. However, I do like the ones I make and so has everyone who has eaten them. But, I do get my carbs! Too many.

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