Happy Memorial Day! Let’s use today to count our blessings and stand proud!
Tis the season to be gardening! Our raised beds are ready for planting, we actually bought a small rototiller and I have no idea why it took us so long. I think we have always thought since they are raised beds we couldn’t use one. We ordered one online; only because they didn’t have any in stock at the store but they delivered it to the house with no shipping charges so even better for us. I honestly don’t think my beds have ever looked so good.
I hope you are all doing well and are still making good choices. We went out to dinner last night to one of out local hangouts. First time since early March and it was really nice being out, everyone was very respectful. The food was really good I especially liked someone else making me a cocktail. I don’t know what that’s all about but I didn’t even mind the plastic cup it was served in.
We ate outside by the river; there was just the three of us. We had to make a reservation and were asked to wear a face mask if we needed to go into the restaurant. The wait staff all wore masks and seemed very happy to be back at work. The restaurant decided to use paper and plastic products we assumed it was because they could use less staff, or maybe it was to keep everything fresh and sanitary? I am not really sure.
Fresh Corn Tomato Bacon Salad
- 6 slices thick cut bacon
- 1 medium onion diced
- 4 ears corn on the cob cut from ears
- 3 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, remove and set aside. turn heat down to medium-low and add onions to the bacon drippings in the skillet Cook, stirring occasionally until softened - about 5 minutes. add the corn, turn the heat back up to medium and cook, stirring occasionally until the corn is tender and just starting to brown in spots 7-10 minutes. remove corn and onion mixture to a large mixing bowl and let cool for about 10 minutes. meanwhile crumble the bacon.add the bacon, sliced tomatoes, basil and vinegar to the corn and onion bowl. sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Toss everything together and taste. adjust seasoning if needed.
Since I heard so many more people are getting into gardening I am interested to see how many people get truly hooked – we have had a vegetable garden every summer for over 30 years, while that sounds like we should be pros; every year somethings work and somethings don’t be we keep trying! I wish you all good luck!