Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fried Green Tomatoes Breakfast

The hubby reminded me this morning I had a few tomatoes to be picked out in the garden. While I was out there picking the ripe ones, a green one caught my eye. Hmm... how about a friend green tomato for breakfast?

My great grandmother and grandmother -- both from Arkansas -- made fried green tomatoes every summer while I was growing up. The hubby and kids don't get it. Oh well, their loss! Just means more for me ;).

Now my two Southern grandmothers would be appalled that I don't fix 'em right, but I think all that flour and cornmeal just gets in the way. I just like mine fried up in a little olive oil and butter with salt and pepper.

Yes, just right. Now that's the way to start your day.

Oh yeah... just right. I love the tangy, meaty flavor of the tomatoes.

I'm thinking maybe a fried green tomato lunch. How about you? Want to join?

These are the mornings I love. No rush (at least not too much) and a chance to doing something I haven't done in long, long while. When I was working at the "job," I would have grabbed a can of protein drink to slug down while I was make that hour long commute. Maybe my muse isn't so far away after all (at least I'm hoping she close by today because I have lots of product descriptions to write).

Enjoy your day, everyone!

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  1. Now you have me wanting some for breakfast!!

    Great post! I'm your newest follower. :)

  2. Over the years I have filled my yard to capacity with flower gardens. I have often regretted that I do not have a place for a vegetable garden. I am so envious!

    My paternal grandmother was from the south, too. I lived with her when I was in high school and I didn't care for her southern cuisine at the time. As I have gotten older, I'm discovering that I like many foods that I turned my nose up at when I was a kid. I'm game to try anything now!