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Mmmm Mmmm Good!

This afternoon I ventured out east of town to a fruit and veggie stand that I like to frequent during the summer.

Some of my purchases
What am I going to do with these goodies?
Well, first I cleaned the asparagus and cut off the ends. Then I coated them will olive oil and then sprinkled with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Want a close up?
Then I put them in the oven at 380 degrees for about 8 minutes. After I removed it from the oven, I poured some balsamic vinegar all over it. Even if you don't think you like asparagus, try it. I think you'll love it!
As far as the squash goes, what should I do with my first squash of the season? Something healthy like boiling it or baking it? Heck no!
I sliced it, washed it, coated it with corn meal, sprinkled with fresh cracked pepper and finally kosher salt. I normally use regular salt, but I tried kosher this time and it is definitely the way to go!
Then I fried those puppies up! I was smart and fried them outside on the side burner of the grill.
Does it get any better than this?!?! I think not!
The finished product including a tomato and slice of cantaloupe. Oh yeah, I grilled some chicken too, but it is hardly noteworthy.

Please don't notice that I didn't use the placemat that matches my dishes. It's just me so I didn't care... oh, and I really just wanted to eat the yumminess as soon as possible!
As I've noted in my list of the week "Things I love about Summer", the fresh fruits and veggies are definitely near the top of the list. In addition to these goodies, I also have watermelon, plums, peaches and nectarines here at the house. Lovin' summer!

Comments

Abby said…
Looks good, please come fry up some zucchini at my house (and thanks to my littlest farmer I have several fresh green tomatoes that might like to be fried!).

I love Kosher Salt, I use it for everthing but baking!
Ann said…
It looks delicious. Makes me hungry just thinking about it. I especially love the tomatoes. MMMM.

We have almost the same dishes. Mine are in the same set, but are the basket weave plates (Villeroy & Boch- French Garden Orange). But all of my coordinating pieces look just like your plates. We must have the same taste! I have been using mine for 9 years now. I have broken a few pieces and chipped a couple of plates. I need to get to an outlet and get some replacement pieces!
Ann said…
in regards to your comment on my blog- Thanks for the info on Macy's. I'm going to figure out what I need. They have it on sale now!! I wish we had a Macy's here!

Have you seen the new square salad plates, bread plates and bowls in this pattern? (They are on Macy's website). I had never seen them before today. They are so cute- and look really modern. I may have to have a few of those too. :)

Here is my email if you want to continue this conversation: annphaag@sbcglobal.net. :)
The Ffrench's said…
This looks sooooo yummy !!!

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