See, it has nothing to do with brides but that little birdie in the lower right! The designer Melissa did a wonderful job.
Being a bride wrangler and all I was so excited! On closer inspection it had nothing to do with brides, but would be a pretty cute ring pillow with some minor adjustments. The motto continues to be slooooooooooow down. :)
One of the best things about being alone is that you can eat whatever you want whenever you want it. My want yesterday was an encore performance from a favorite summer recipe, Fried Green Tomatoes. While I do enjoy a lovely ripe from the garden summer tomato I'll confess to liking the green ones best. I'm a southern girl at heart and anything fried gets my loving affection. They were SO good.
Fried Green Tomatoes
about 2 medium sized tomatoes per person (unless you eat them as the entire meal and by jiggy you might want more in that case. I do!) Nice firm green ones.
cracked black pepper
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teapoon cayenne pepper
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
bacon fat (sorry, refer back to southern girl)
a bit of olive oil
Slice the tomatoes in 1/2 inch slices and lay out on a paper towel
season well on both sides with kosher salt and black pepper and let sit for a few minutes then blot away any liquid that might have come to the surface
Combine the breadcrumbs and the cornmeal along with the garlic and cayenne
gently beat the eggs
Dip the tomatoes in the buttermilk and then dredge in the flour. Then repeat by dipping these tomato slices in the egg and the crumb mixture.
Melt enough bacon fat to make a nice puddle on the bottom of the pan. Being my grandmama's girl I still keep it in the back of my refrigerator, she'd be so proud! I also add a bit of olive oil. It makes me feel less guilty about the bacon and all. Fry the beauties in the melted bacon fat over medium heat until the slices are golden and crispy on both sides.
Eat 'em plain or in a dipping sauce. My favorite sauce is:
1 container of Greek yogurt
a good pinch of cayenne and/or red hot sauce if you like it rowdy
the squeeze of a lemon
a pinch of whatever herbs you love; I like a little oregano and a little thyme
a tsp. of Worcestershire Sauce
Mix it up---- yum.