Friday, July 18, 2008

My definition of SUMMER

Growing up I learned a little farming phrase "Knee high by the 4th of July". This meant that your corn would be great as long as it was at least knee high by the 4th of July.

Then I moved to Lancaster. Corn is ready to eat here, at least the week before the 4th. I had my first ear on the 5th of July as a matter of fact at Elissa's cookout.

This always starts a streak in me...I drive past no fewer than 5 roadside stands on my way home from work each day. I want to stop at each one and pick up 6 dozen ears and eat them all (with lots of butter and salt, can't eat too healthily!)

So, Jenn and I headed out the the stand that her family frequented when she was growing up. For $7.25 we got, 3 cucumbers, 2 pounds of new red potatoes, a loaf of homemade bread, two whoopie pies, and loads and loads of corn.

So, for my definition of Summer...I present the dinner that Jenn and I will eat no less than three nights a week until the end of August.

Corn on the Cob (now mind you this picture was taken after we had already started eating, so there are some ears missing)

And BL's (that would be a BLT minus the T, we aren't fans)

Made with the homemade bread of course!

Isn't your mouth just watering?????


Lizzie said...

Oh my gosh! When I was little, my grandma made BLs for me all the time - BLTs without the T!! What a fun post, to remind me of yummy summer foods from my childhood. :)

Neenie/PawsNY said...

um...whoah....HOMEMADE BREAD???? That sounds so yummy I could lick my monitor!

JamieD said...

I LOVE summer and roadside produce stands!!!

B said...

Great, now i'm hungry. Did you enjoy your c on the c? K bought some this weekend..she wants it grilled for her dinner a.s.a.p.!!

Anonymous said...

That looks great! I eat BLs too (actually mine don't have any mayo either since I don't like it). Some have made fun of me for this, but I stand proud. Anything with bacon can't be bad!