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To: TheMom
I grew up in Alabama and lived there until last year. I only heard of green tomato pie recently. Needless to say I haven't tried it. We have always fried green tomatos though. Recently my wife sliced then very thin and that was a great find. They are even better that way. We have often fried eggplant at the same time, and recently, my wife cut up the eggplant into dices and the green tomatos also, and threw in some sliced okras and battered and fried all those at once. That was one good fried medley of veggies. Strangly enough, though, being lifelong southerners, that is about all that we fry! After fresh veggie season we fry no more.

Where I lived in Al. green tomatos cost as much as ripe ones, but were harder to find in the markets. My taste for fried green tomatos developed from having disease forming on tomatos just before they ripened causing us to pick them while green.

56 posted on 06/13/2011 6:50:58 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15:1-4 Believe it!)
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All the conversation about the mixed bean soup over the weekend, reminded me that I have a large container of the mixed bean soup all made up in my freezer, so I am thawing that out today and pairing it with corned beef sandwiches tonight for our dinner using the leftover corned beef from last night’s dinner.

I make all batches of my soups in a size that will feed my family for about two dinners. I serve it the first night, and freeze the leftovers, so all I have to do is thaw it out and warm it up the second time around. Having a few leftovers all made up for a family dinner, makes it easy to come up with something for dinner on nights I don’t feel like cooking.

I have lots of other leftovers from last night’s dinner of corned beef and cabbage. I will make a big batch of bean and vegetable soup with the leftover carrots, cabbage, and the liquid from cooking the corned beef. I am also going to try a new recipe I found for mashed potato soup with the leftover mashed potatoes later in the week.


60 posted on 06/13/2011 9:39:15 AM PDT by Flamenco Lady
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