Fried Green Tomatoes and All That Stuff
We had fried green tomatoes tonight.
And canned beets put up awhile back.
And fresh red tomatoes.
The other night we had fresh green beans with just a hint of bacon lard (forget the cholesterol. Groan.)
Before that we had fresh frozen corn. Yum.
The fresh frozen peaches tasted pretty good too.
Friends gave us the green beans last Saturday. Could have what we wanted if we'd pick them. So . . . Hubby agreed to help and we "went and done it."
Whooee. Forgot what I was getting myself into.
You say Monday was Labor Day. Ha. That's a tongue-in-the-cheek holiday. We worked our tails (if we had any) off that day canning 32 quarts of beans.
Not much you say?
An all day job practically. Thankfully, hubby helped. You'd probably been reading my obituary in the papers if I'd had to do all them by myself.
I know, I know. I use to do all kinds of canning. Canned anything I could get my hands on. But . . . years and experience has taught me a few things.
It's hard work to can your own food.
But, it sure tastes good when you eat it.
Like our friends son said, "I don't like to do the work (picking the beans) but I sure like to eat them!"
I called him the little red hen's friends. Still not sure if he knew what I meant.
How difficult it is to be simple. --Vincent Van Gogh