TGIF!

November 2, 2007 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

When I was younger and still attending school I loved Friday’s best of all, it meant a whole weekend to play!  Boy, have times ever changed.  Friday is probably the busiest day of the week on our farm and our “real” work starts at 2AM on Saturday as we get ready to head towards the farmers market.  Whatever happened to those “play” weekends?  Not complaining because we love going to the market but it sure would be nice to just say the heck with it and play for once like I did when I was a school girl.

Friday’s are usually a very busy day for us because we are finishing up loading herb seasoning packages, getting “Bernie” our van loaded and then we head to the kitchen to chop and dice for the Saturday market sampling.  This Friday is a bit different cause we have to head towards the big city of Lexington to make a few deliveries, do a bit of last minute grocery shopping (big sales today only!) and Drew needs to have a ProTime done at the doctor’s office.  I sure hope we get it all done before the sun goes down…loading Bernie in the dark is a challenge!  Drew and I joke about being Ike and Cora Beth Godsey from “The Walton’s!”  We set up a complete general store each Saturday!

Most of the tail end of Bernie is loaded with cooking equipment because Drew cooks something different each week so that folks can sample our seasoning. Somehow smelling a package of herbs just isn’t the same as actually tasting one of our blends in a “real” dish! It sure does help our sales. Drew’s motto is “if it don’t smell, it don’t sell” so he tries to lure folks to our booth with something that your nose just can’t resist. I took his money apron away from him so that he can concentrate on cooking…I get to collect all of the $$$. Customers just laugh and tell me that I have the best of both worlds, a man who cooks and all of the money! HaHa!

Here’s one of the recipes that he has sampled, it’s easy and he cooked the whole thing right in front of a crowd that gathered to watch and see how easy it is to prepare. Then they get to taste Drew’s efforts! Sorry about the CAPS again but I’m pressed for time this morning and don’t have time to change the font.

SKILLET CORN’N BLACK BEAN SALSA

 

1 TBSP CANOLA OIL

1 CUP ONION, DICED SMALL

1/2 CUP GREEN PEPPER, DICED SMALL

2 CUPS FROZEN OR FRESH CORN

2 TSP. CAJUN WING’N SEASON

1 14.5 OZ. CAN PETITE DICED TOMATOES

1 15 OZ. CAN BLACK BEANS, RINSED & DRAINED

1 TBSP. LIME JUICE

2 TBSP. BUTTER

SHREDDED CHEESE & CORN CHIPS

 

IN A LARGE SKILLET OVER MEDIUM HEAT, SAUTE ONIONS AND PEPPERS IN OIL FOR 2 MINUTES.  ADD NEXT SIX INGREDIENTS AND SAUTE FOR 3-4 MINUTES OR UNTIL HEATED THROUGH…STIR CONSTANTLY!  IF YOU LIKE IT “HOT” ADD MORE CAJUN WING’N SEASON!  SERVE ON CORN CHIPS TOPPED WITH SHREDDED CHEESE.  ENJOY!!!

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Entry filed under: Food, herbs and spices.

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