Been gone for over a week, off to my hometown to visit family and attend my niece’s wedding. We had a great time, but of course, I was not able to stay on my “eat only what I have in the house” plan.
I have done a pretty good job of cleaning out (i.e. eating from) my pantry, refridgerator, and freezer over the past couple of months, and so I will be buying more foods while still trying to eat as much of what I already have in the house as possible. The biggest exception is fresh fruits and veggies. They don’t stay fresh too long, and so I will be buying more of them. BUT – If I have fruits and veggies in the house, I have to eat those first before I go off buying more.
So,keeping this in mind, on my last day in Indiana, I picked up a dozen ears of Indiana sweet corn (I swear there is no other corn as good as Indiana sweet corn!), and a seedless watermelon. Yep, they traveled (by car) all the way back to Texas with me. 🙂
On the way home yesterday I stopped at a local fruit stand just north of Cleveland Texas and picked up a couple of things, all locally grown, and made. I picked up some peaches, green beans, and roma tomatoes. I also bought molasses, cucumber dill salad dressing, and tomato salad dressing. All of these items were made by the owner of the fruit stand!
When I got home, I also discovered what i thought was a cucumber plant is actually a cantelope plant. I had 3 fruits on the vine when I left. One was eaten by the bugs, the other two are still good. I picked one, and left the other on the vine to continue to grow.
So – what did I have for dinner last night? Well, corn on the cob and tomatoes, of course. I also had some leftover stuffed eggplant that I had for lunch while traveling yesterday. For dessert – fresh peaches.
What’s for dinner tonight? Corn on the cob, for sure! Not certain about what else, though…