Saturday, June 25, 2022

Beautiful, Hot Summer Saturday

 Saturday was hot as is usual these days. But, it did not deter us from listening to live music outdoors. Of course, we sat in the car and only rolled down the window with the ac going. We were so close we got the full effect of the music. I will post about that maybe next week.

In the meantime, I have a hard Sunday night and Monday coming up. I am trying not to wear myself to a nub since I have to be alert. 

Friday, I put a chicken and five extra legs in the crockpot. Saturday night, I took them out. The legs are frozen. The breast has been removed and at almost 1 am, Tommy is in the kitchen taking the rest of he meat off the bone. 

For dinner Saturday night, Tommy had carne asada, tomatoes, and baked squash. I had chicken breast and baked squash. The carne asada was too hot for me. After two tiny bites I was burning to the bottom of my stomach. So, that is a sign it will not go well if I eat more. 

We got showers from the glancing blow a storm skirting us dropped here. Tommy is always happy he does not have to drag the hose around. Flowers look happier after a rain. 

Tommy really loves the blackberries with Swerve. He is welcome to it. It's in a pint jar for him to enjoy. I was going to jell it, but he likes it the way it is. 

What's happening with you this weekend?  I am waiting for Elberta peaches! Are you eating fresh produce?  

12 comments:

  1. Hot here as well, nothing special planned. Going to cook a little for the week ahead, Some barbq chicken and country style pork ribs. Make some slaw, and I have corn on the cob, yellow squash and asparagus to go with. Did you enjoy the squash you made the other day in the oven? I have done it that way in the past but sometimes I pull out the pan and fry it like the good old days. Nothing better, but just as good is some fresh okra fried. I don't care so much for frozen store bought. When I grew my own, I would bread and freeze it. It was better that the store bought. Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Texas,
      Cooking ahead is the way to go! I enjoyed the squash very much. Fresh produce is always better than store bought. The chicken and ribs sound delicious.

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  2. We picked over two pounds of green beans from our container garden plus two peppers. We canned two pints of the beans and ate the rest. We bought the first cantaloupe of the season and it is really good. I diced the entire thing into a produce keeper to eat for the next several days. I love summer produce!

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    1. Lana,
      That sounds delicious. I love fresh green beans! While I am not fond of cantaloupe, Tommy is. Mama would prepare a cantaloupe so it was ready to eat. I am sure you are enjoying and will enjoy your garden.

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  3. I harvested first zucchini of season and bought a super yummy cantaloupe and more strawberries.

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  4. No fresh produce here although we did get lettuce and tomatoes for dinner one night this week. I don’t eat hot/spicy foods at all. I once had a spicy chicken sandwich from KFC that burned my throat and left it sore for days afterward, so I don’t eat anything spicy.

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    1. Belinda,
      Belinda,
      I went to the Festhalle/Farmer's Market and did not want to get out of the car because my two favorite farmer's weren't there. I had plenty here, anyway. We always have lettuce...lol. And, we just ate the last of the tomatoes.

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  5. It seems summers weren't so hot when I was a boy, and we did more out of doors. AC was only for extreme days.

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  6. So Tommy likes the blackberries with Swerve, the fruit is good for him without all the refined sugar, and you didn't have to throw them out. Win-win-win!!

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    1. Sue,
      I may try them again now that they are cold. There is still almost a pint. I love blackberries. Maybe I will just eat mine fresh and with no sugar.

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  7. When my kids were young I used to sometimes fry up a giant batch of fried squash for our lunch. We all loved squash and I would use two big round nonstick skillets for frying the squash. My husband was sleeping because he worked nights and didn't like squash anyway. The kids got to help by dipping the slices of squash into flour (I didn't do any fancy egg on them or anything) just the moisture of the squash made the right amount of flour stick to the squash. I had both skillets going at once and the kids doing the flouring, the frying part went pretty fast. I drained the squash slices on cookie sheets lined with paper towels, but if I took time to let the oil drip off of the squash slices as I took them out of the oil, there wasn't much oil. I would fry up a huge batch of squash, sometimes zuchinni or else patty pan. We always had the best time with our squash parties. The three of us would eat the whole batch. My kids were always involved in so many athletic activities that they always had great appetites and never gained weight.
    After the kids were back doing their summer fun, I remember the mess there was with oil on the stove, tile wall next to stove, oil to dump out of my pans , oily pans to clean, flour to wipe up. It was worth every bit of the clean up work for me to have those times with the kids.

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