Frantic Friday!

November 30, 2007 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Brrrrrr, it’s a cold start to Friday morning! Drew lit the kerosene heater in my shop so I don’t turn into an icicle while I’m creating gift baskets, getting his packages ready for him to load and trying to make some order out of stuffing the crates to take to the first indoor market of the season. It’s our usual Friday with a twist!

Remember, if you are out and about in downtown Lexington tomorrow, the Lexington Farmers’ Market is now in Victorian Square where it is warm and inviting! We’ll all be there from 8AM until about 1PM. I’m thrilled to say that we talked one of our fellow farmers into selling this year. Johnny Kriegel of Lone Oak Farm will have fresh veggies and fruits available. He’s the one we get those delicious Yukon Gold taters from! He also had one of the best sweet potatoes (he says they are yams!) that I have ever tasted…Red Garnet. BTW, what’s the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? If you know please fill me in…I know I just love them whatever they are called! 🙂

Drew is going to start the indoor season without much sampling headaches. He’s going to be handing out (and selling) popcorn seasoned with our Good’n Garlicky so that means we actually get to sleep in until 4AM tomorrow!!! I have to admit that it will seem funny not waking up long before the roosters start to crow. Something tells me that the extra 2 hours of sleep will make us both want to stay in our warm bed!

Seen as how there’s nothing more than sprinkling some Good’n Garlicky on your buttered (or butter sprayed) popcorn, how about another warmer up recipe for the day.

Bayou Chili

1 lb ground beef

1 lb smoked sausage, quartered and cubed

1 cup celery, diced

1 cup onion, diced

1 cup green pepper, diced

2 cans of beer

1 lb frozen corn

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, drained

1 30 oz. Can chili beans

4 Tbsp Chili Season’n

1 29 oz can tomato sauce

1 cup frozen okra

1-2 lbs. Peeled, raw shrimp

In a large (7 qt. Or more) pot, brown ground beef; remove and drain well. Set aside. In the same pot, over medium heat, cook the sausage for 5 minutes. Add the celery, onions & peppers and saute’ for an additional 4 minutes. Return beef to the pot and add the next 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes…stirring occasionally. Remove lid, continue simmering for 1 hour or longer…stirring occasionally. Add shrimp and cook for 5 more minutes or until shrimp is pink and thoroughly cooked.

I promise you this is a good one! Enjoy and have a great day. 🙂




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