Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's been raining....

With all the hurricanes hitting the coasts we have been getting the rain. Slow drenching rains and we aren't complaining. After having been in droughts before with dangers of fire you come to love the rain. The slow gentle rains just make me want to curl up with a good movie and a project in my hand. I made this whimsical little cat last night and I named her Tillie. I have started a little pattern shop over on the Lemon Poppy Seeds but they are having a little trouble with the pattern directory so they just placed it right under my other shop and called it #2. Whatever works is fine with me.

Tomorrow Jenn our daughter will be going in for some surgery and it is sure to be tough on her as well as Mom. It's always hard to see our children go through pain whether they are toddlers or grown. I plan to take a little handwork with me to help pass the time and keep my mind busy.

We are still waiting on word about my Dad's test. He had a stroke a couple of weeks back that has affected one of his eyes to the point he can hardly see out of that eye. He doesn't let it get him down though...he has been busy planting winter wheat and my Mom helps him to get the seed into the drill.

Thought I would share a quick and easy supper idea with you. I don't make this very often but it is very good. They make it at Silver Dollar City in large skillets over a fire and there is sure to be a hungry crowd standing in line!

This is what I use but there is many different variations.

I deep fry okra cause we like it crunchy. Meanwhile in another skillet I cook up a bag of potatoes o'brien or just cut up some potatoes, onions, and bell peppers and fry them up in a little bit of oil. When the potatoes are about half way done I add in some lean turkey sausage or sometimes I add smoked sausage just depends what we have.

Once the okra is done I add it to the skillet with the potatoes and meat. Then I add a can of whole kernel corn drained or frozen corn. Cook until everything is well heated.

I then take it out of the skillet and place it on a paper towel to drain to cut down on the fat. Add a little salt and pepper and enjoy!

You can also use fried sweet potatoes, squash, and green beans for a change.

Happy Trails....Ginger


Plumruncreek said...

Those dishes look sooo GOOD!! I'll keep Jenn and your dad in my prayers. You can't keep a farmer down! LOL!!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Hi Ginger ~
Praying that Jenn and your Dad will be well ... and for you too. It is always tough to see those you love go through these trials.

Love your little creations. Can't wait to check out your shop!


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Ginger, I have not stopped praying for you and your family. Will be praying for your daughters surgery.

primitivebettys said...

Continued prayers for Jenn & your Dad! Supper looks GREAT! I'll be over for left overs. ;) Best wishes with your pattern shopppe.... I'm sure you will be a success!