Adventure time…

So Hubby and I are off on a belated anniversary trip. So far, we’ve sat on the deck and read…and I had coffee. Relaxing…so nice! 



Happy Saturday!

Hi, all!

Well, I started a blog post this morning and saved it, but it has disappeared so I’m starting over. 🙂

Hope you all had a great week! HOT. That’s how this week has been. And that’s an epic understatement but it’s all I’ve got. Like…seriously HOT. Picking peas in the early morning before it gets really hot (no such thing as cool right now, but we compare “hot” to “really hot” around here) makes you hot. But fresh peas with cornbread were so worth it.

We bought a bushel of Silver Queen corn (my favorite) and I put up ten quarts of cream corn in the freezer. I just shucked my second bushel and will be putting that up shortly. Of course, we also had fresh corn for dinner the other night along with those  peas and our first fried green tomatoes and fried squash of the summer. Hubby brought home a beauty of a watermelon while ago. I can wait to take a bite of that sweet summertime treat!

I have my brother’s three kiddos this weekend (ages 7, 5, and 2) so today has not been a usual Saturday for me. Right now we are “resting” and I’m having a cup of coffee and hoping to finish this post! We’ve been to the library and the playground, watched the Disney Channel and “The Little Mermaid” (the second, not the first). We’ve eaten, snacked, and eaten some more. 🙂

Thankfully, dinner is in the crock pot (French dip sandwiches are on the menu tonight) so that’s a plus. I don’t know how people live without crock pots. I really don’t. Doesn’t heat the kitchen up (since we’ve already established that it’s HOT here). Everything goes in the pot in the morning and by some miracle of electrical appliance science, dinner is ready just in time.

I have completely forgotten what I wrote this morning so I don’t know if this covers it or not. Maybe it does. If not, maybe it will come to me. Between the heat, three kids (and sorry!) PMS, my brain is barely functional right now. 🙂

Y’all enjoy your weekend! Stay cool and hydrated! I’m dreaming about that cool watermelon.


Sweet Summertime

Sweet summer time…lemonade and sweet tea, days without schedules, afternoon thunder showers, the smell of freshly cut grass. And fresh veggies!

I picked peas yesterday. And a couple of green tomatoes to fry up.

Put up ten quarts of Silver Queen corn today. Going to use the strawberries I got a few weeks ago and froze to make jam. Hoping to go blueberry picking and put some of those in the freezer as well.

When I was shelling peas yesterday, I expected to here the music from

“The Young and the Restless” playing as we often shelled peas or snapped beans while my Nanny’s stories were on.

Next up…canning green beans if I can get enough of them. 
Now I can hardly wait for my first taste of an icy cold watermelon. Not those ones in the grocery store in December. I’m talking about the ones you buy from a man out of the back of a pickup truck on the side of the road. I can taste it now.
What takes you back to summers when you were a kid? Is it a smell? A taste? An activity? Share if you will.