The house fly population hasn't suffered a decrease in population down here in my south. MeriKate left the back door open last evening and I've been swattin ever since!
The first of the sunflowers have started blooming. I bought Zach a variety of seeds this year and this is one of the dwarf variety which is an early bloomer I reckon.
I'm keeping an eagle eye on this little vine and it's little buddies. This is going to grow and develop into some fine tastin' cucumbers some time soon.
The Man's garden is growing tall and strong and we've been picking summer squash for a little over a week now. Being a southern gal and all, I know most of 99 ways to cook up this summer bounty. (I may be exaggerating the number here)
We've already had them sliced thin, rolled in cornmeal, and deep fried in canola oil. After cooking I lay them on paper towels so they'll still have a slightly crispy texture (sometimes). This is some FINE eatin'!
I've sliced them lengthwise, seasoned them with whatever my hand landed on from the spice cupboard, and put them on the grill until tender. Healthy but still fine!
I've sliced them up with an onion, added them to a hot skillet with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, seasoned with ground pepper and salt, then turn the heat down low and let them sautee for a bit. After turning them over, I sprinkled cheese on top, and put the lid back on until the cheese melted. DELICIOUS!
Tonight I'm going to stuff em! I cut them in half (lengthwise), scoop out the insides and chop that up with some ground round, onion, egg, and bell pepper. Then I stuff the squash boats with that and throw it into the oven until the stuffing is done. Tonight I'll only sprinkle cheese on top since I forgot to buy tomato sauce at the grocery.
That's all the stuff I can think of for now.