Sunday, June 22, 2008

Southern Saturday Night Supper

Hey all! Keetha and I are so into it being summer down here despite the high temps and humidity (girls aren't the only ones who can have bad hair days!)! We decided that we'd celebrate the Summer Solstice with a tried and true Southern staple of veggies.

Now, first off, you absolutely know that if it's going to be a meal of veggies down here something MUST be fried! And of course, what better to fry than okra!

You can almost smell the oil frying in the skillet can't you!

Mmmmmmm! Trust us, they taste just as good as they look!

Along with the fried okra, we fixed (yes, I realized that I didn't use proper English here, but hey, nothing else would sound right!) some great summer squash with sweet onions. Basically, you just slice up some squash into small medallions and place into a black cast iron skillet with a chopped sweet onion. Add about 1 cup of water, top with four or five pats of butter, and then salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mix up to a nice hot simmer and cover. WOW! I'm getting hungry again just remembering how good it was!

Check out Keetha doing her thing! :-)

And just to top it all off, we have cornbread. Enough said about that!!!

Well, we sure enjoyed that wonderful meal. And trust me, no wine is good enough to pair with this meal, it was all sweet tea and Diet Coke.

We did have a dessert planned (and cooked), but we didn't have any last night. Keetha and I will try to share that experience a little later.

Y'all come back now ya hear!!


Sher said...

I want to know how you keep the breading on the okra?

Camellia said...

squash squash squash squash

Delta Bulldog said...

Sher - I'll have to let Keetha bring you up to speed on that one. She handled the okra from start to finish (and did a great job I must say!).

Anonymous said...

I call okra "Southern popcorn," and would rather eat it than chocolate. Okay. So I want fried okra AND chocolate. And that yellow squash would go great with my speckledy butter beans.