I always heard that folks from south Louisiana loved to tell stories and I guess that’s true because I never seem to be able to get to the point without telling a story.
One of my favorite blogs is Karin from Lovin’ Life At The End of The Dirt Road. The address for her blog includes “Dirt Road Scrapper”. When Karin first began leaving comments on my blog, my brain read that address as “Dirt Road Stripper”. Folks make strip quilts so I didn’t think anything about it but the blogs I read . . Vince knows as much about the folks as I do because I’m always talking about them.
But, when I talked about Karin and their ranch, I always said “You know . . the Dirt Road Stripper”. Poor Vince . . he thought I had made friends with a real life stripper. I think he was hoping some of the stripping desire/technique might rub off on me . . ok . . let’s not go there!
One day, I looked at her address and I said . . that doesn’t say STRIPPER but she’ll always be known around our house as the Dirt Road Stripper.
If you want to be friends with a
stripper scrapper, check out Karin’s blog!
Friday, Karin posted a recipe for Sweet & Sour Chicken with Peppers and I immediately wanted to make it. Oh . . now I remember where I’m going with this story! We were in Kroger and I was picking up red and yellow and orange peppers and Vince said “Why are you paying that price for them when you can just buy the green ones?” I said “The recipe calls for red and yellow and orange peppers!” He said “But . . they all taste the same and these cost twice as much as the green ones!” After all . . I needed ONE of each so I can see how this was turning into a huge financial crisis in his mind. I said “The Dirt Road Stripper said to use a RED, a YELLOW, an ORANGE and a GREEN pepper and that’s what I’m doing!” Vince turned to walk off and he said “If the stripper says do it, by all means . . DO IT!” I then realized that there were several white haired grannies who were hoping there was more to this conversation. They were all coming closer . . I think they wanted their own red, yellow and orange peppers! I started to explain that Karin is really a scrappy quilter and not a stripper but then I figured that sometimes, it’s just best to walk away from a situation such as this.
So, I made Karin’s recipe but I added a can of drained pineapple chunks and I added the liquid drained from the pineapple to the cooking liquid for my rice, along with my usual cup or two of chopped cilantro! Not actually that much but I love cilantro!
Since I added the pineapple, I only added 2 tablespoons of sugar to the sauce and it was plenty sweet and . . plenty good! Thanks Karin for a great recipe!
We also had a bowl of borracho beans and beet greens, and . .
. . a salad made from a variety of lettuce from the garden, roasted beets from the garden and fried goat cheese, which is simply slices of goat cheese, dipped in panko and fried in butter. There’s more than one way to make a healthy salad unhealthy! 🙂