Fried Green Tomatoes
Aug. 29, 2010 8:18 am
Updated: Sep. 25, 2010 6:23 am
What a wonderful time of year it is! It's not quite Fall and it's not totally Summer anymore. The mornings are cool with just a tad bit of moisture in the air. And, the smell, mmmmmmm! Can you smell it? The season is changing. In the morning there is this
very distinct smell when the seasons changes. That yummy season changing smell fads as the morning wears on and all the other smells take over; folks cooking, grass getting cut, car fumes as people head off to work, etc.
In my mind, I've been hanging on to summer, but Friday morning and Saturday morning was so delicious smelling I just gave in to the idea that all our hard work in the garden, and all that money I've spent watering the garden would begin to yield my Autumn harvest.
Sooooooo, out came the crock pot, the stock pot and the big ol' fry pan. But, I digress......... Let me start from the beginning.
Yesterday morning while I getting the kitchen organized to "put up" the bounty from my backyard garden, my husband (who by the way, is a most FABULOUS cook) suggested we go to the weekly Farmer's Market in our area. The Market was wonderful and brimming with
freshly harvested "everything." Even though we do have our own garden, we also love to hit the Farmer's Market and Farm Stands. We ended up spending the entire morning going from the Farmer's Market to all the Farm Stands in about a 25 mile radius of our home.
I came home with corn, the most beautiful orange and burgandy carrots I've ever seen, beets, green beans, squash; several varieties, apples, peaches and cantelope. I spent the afternoon putting up my "purchased harvest" while my husband made "Crock Pot" Apple
Butter with the apples. And, for dinner...... a bit of everything we bought, plus some more heavenly goodness from my own garden. But, the most savored dish we had was the "Fried Green Tomoatoes" from my own backyard and Grilled Peaches with honey and yogurt
for dessert. I love Fall. It truly is my very favorite time of year. Reaping the benefits of our own garden and sharing/exchanging with others. I really do love Fall and everything little thing it stands for.
The green tomatoes were so pretty, I just had to take a few pictures to share. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I did growing, harvesting, cooking and eating them. So, please tell me.... What is YOUR favorite thing about Fall?
Fresh Green Tomatoes from the garden
Cornmeal, flour, panko coating
Fried Green Tomatoes