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DH's "big problem"

July 17th, 2014 at 04:30 pm

Supper tonight manifested a "big problem" for my husband. We stopped at a farm stand and bought some locally grown sweet corn. I fixed that with DH's tomatoes (sliced) and I roasted some of his squash with his onions and we had turkey tenderloin for supper. DH said he had a big problem...he wasn't sure what to eat first!

Seriously, it was a good meal and it was great eating fresh produce. If only all our problems were such.

We took a drive today and thought we would visit a small town and buy a couple of peach muffins at the local bakery. We used to buy them years ago. Seems the bakery has closed. There was also an antique shop we liked to peruse as well. Seems it also is shuttered. Kind of a sad situation, but not unheard of down in Central Illinois. Our own city has the highest unemployment rate for the state. So, I imagine small towns less than 90 miles away are part of the ripple effect.

We have a couple of farmer's markets near us on Saturday, but one of them I don't trust. It was begin before the other, but one of the vendors told me he grew the green beans. When I bought some, he reached underneath and got a box to fill up his stand...it looked identical to the box and packing that a local grocery store chain used. The place we went today is open every day and is grown right there by the family. So, although it was a bit of a drive, it was an added benefit of our little day trip. It was a beautiful day weatherwise and as I grow older, I enjoy seeing old barns among the corn and soybean fields...far better than a shopping mall any day!

7 Responses to “DH's "big problem"”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    I can't eat the corn, but if you all need help with figuiring out what to do with those onions, squash, and tomatoes, just let me know!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Crazyliblady...it truly is a blessing to have homegrown stuff...wish we could share with you!

  3. snafu Says:

    Sad to see family owned businesses closed. How nice to be able to talk to the farmer who grows your produce. Had you considered joining one of the CSAs in your district. Several SA participants really like the offering and even the challenge of using fruits or vegetables that are unfamiliar. Patient Saver mentioned...
    http://patientsaver.savingadvice.com/

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    frugalfoodie...It is a blessing to have homegrown goodness from your own garden or local farmers. I am growing a good garden this year myself and for weeks now have not had to buy lettuce or kale. In a few days, I should be able to pick a tomato and more later. I am also growing 3 pots of basil. Last year, I grew and dried basil so I could get through the winter without buying any and I succeeded. I love being self reliant and eating really great, healthy food.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I also dried herbs last fall, basil included. I loved having them and not having to purchase them. Your garden sounds wonderful too!

    Snafu, unfortunately the CSA in our district is run by the person who I mentioned passing off green beans that he bought out of state as his own. Otherwise, I would be very interested in doing so.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think I'd have a similar problem as your husband Smile

  7. rob62521 Says:

    LOL FrugalTexan!

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