Farmer's Daughter

Although 20+ years removed from the farm, farmer's daughter is still a title I enjoy.
Growing up on a farm taught me many invaluable lessons, two of those being frugality and creativity.
Now as a wife and a mom, I love to put into practice what I learned growing up as a
Farmer's Daughter.

Monday, July 19, 2010

7/19/10 Menu

Life is back to usual - all the kids are home!

For two weeks that is . . . Joel goes to soccer camp the first week of August.

But for now - we are all here.

I love late summer - I always have. It was even better back in the day when school didn't start until after Labor Day.

Back then late July and August were full of hot and lazy nights, lightning bug catching, tomato and watermelon eating, bike riding, and running around the house with a dish soap bottle down your underpants.

We didn't have a pool growing up.

Anyway, one of the best things about late summer is the fresh produce - fruits and vegetables that taste the way God intended them to taste. Unlike those hot house varieties that Walmart sells.

I am going to do my best to incorporate as many of these into our menu this week as possible!

Monday - BLTs, corn on the cob, cantaloupe
Tuesday - fresh green beans and new potatoes, ham steaks, angel food cake with black berries and cool whip
Wednesday - egg salad sandwiches, chips, applesauce
Thursday - cheeseburgers (on the grill), corn (on the grill), relish tray, cottage cheese and chips
Friday - pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, Georgina's salad, cheesecake

Recipes I will highlight this week: Georgina's salad and pickled beets.

*I am still searching for recipes for Megan and Adam's reception. I will post them periodically as I narrow them down.

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Brian B said...

Dish soap bottles? Please explain that game for everyone, they might want to try it!

Angel said...

Yes, please explain the game! I am thoroughly confused. I tried it out, but I'm not sure i have the idea! LOL

Me said...

Ok, ok! Growing up a farmer's daughter, improvisation was an essential skill. Since we didn't have a pool to cool off in during the summer - my sister and I made up this game.
We would take empty dish soap bottles and fill them full of water. While clothed in only our underwear (a/k/a swimsuit) we would race to see who could run around the house with the dish soap bottle inverted in her pants and still have water in the bottle after the completing the lap.
Believe it or not, this provided hours of summertime fun on the farm!

Brian B said...

I really hope this game catches on again.

You have tried to revive it before.
Remember when we were first married and I found your stash of empty dish soap bottles under the sink?

Mrs. Henry said...
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Mrs. Henry said...

Can I pretend I am not your sister? I mean, come on, you only have one sister, and you just told the world that I used to run around with a soap bottle down my pants!