Jul 302017

I have been eating well, as anyone who notices my growing waistline can tell.  If there is one redeeming factor about this area is there is plenty of good, fresh food around.  Corn on the cob, a long time favorite is now in season along with peaches.  We made homemade applesauce last month, always a treat.  The local dairy has some of the bestest chocolate milk ever.  And of course, there is my personal favorite, the worlds greatest potato chips.

Seafood is available in the local grocerterias and is passable.  Key Lime Pie is nowhere to be found.  Eating out is limited to chain restaurants.  There are very few local places and they are not worth the effort so we eat in most of the time.

Since the Great Fall I’ve been in charge of the kitchen so the meals have not been quite so elaborate but still edible.  One relative turned me on to a great little recipe for spinach salad.  It’s quite tasty and goes well with said corn on the cob for a good, light summer dinner.

I’m trying to cut back on how much I have been eating as I have put on too much weight, again.  Everyone here lives to eat and I can’t do the 3 meals a day routine.  It’s more better to stick to one main meal and grab something light and quick for the rest of the day.  But, when there is so much good food running around it is tough.

Still, I miss my Key Lime Pie, poke, and fresh shrimp off the boats.  I’ll get back to it soon enough.  I just hope I can still fit into an airplane seat to get back.

Capt. Fritter

Want the recipe for the spinach salad?  Here you go:

The Dressing:

  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • 1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp instant onion
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder

Mix it all together well and chill.

Spinach Salad

  • 1 bag spinach
  • 1 or 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 3 or 4 green onions sliced
  • 4-6 slices of bacon crumbled (drained on a paper towel)

Toss well and add the dressing.  About ¼ to ⅓ cup of dressing to 10oz. of spinach.