Thursday, June 9, 2011


This time year often calls for the simplest preparation.  It's hot. Damn hot.  And it's not uncommon for us Southerners to feel sticky, damp and slightly brain damaged by the end of the day.  So, there are those days when a simple supper is best.  I remember as a kid having true garden dinners; like butter beans, rice, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and corn.  Today felt like one of those days. 

I was not planning to blog about this meal because I just didn't find it all that noteworthy.  BUT...I made the Vivver's plate and she said "Wow!  Mommy, that looks great.  You need to take a picture of this one for sure!"  Well, there you have it.  How could I not oblige?  The wunderkind has been paying attention.

So, tonight we dined on some simple favorites.  I grilled a center cut ham steak.  If you've never grilled ham like this, you're missing out.  Then on the side we had fresh corn-on-the-cob and peas with mint from our patio garden.  That's it.  Nothing more.  Not terribly exciting, but man, it was good!

Here's Viv's plate that she wanted to share with you all:
Not a gourmet feature, but it was some good, satisfying chow!

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I feel sticky, damp and slightly brain-damaged at the beginning of the day...

    My grandfather was a farmer in Lexington County. Talk about garden to table. We spent our summers picking off peanuts, shelling butterbeans and snapping green beans, boxing up squash and eating all that stuff. And good tomatoes!!! Lord, they were good.



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