Aren't these yellow flowers pretty? They will become the most beautiful yellow crook neck squash. Slice them up and saute them with a Vidalia onion in a little light olive oil, and you have a wonderful meal. (What, you don't know what a Vidalia onion is? Why it is just the sweetest onion on Earth, that's all!) Vidalia onions are also good in a pea salad. What, you don't make pea salad? Well, you should!
1 can of sweet peas (I've always called them English peas)
minced or grated onion (a little goes a long way, I don't use much)
Oh, I am such a gourmet! Drain the peas, mix enough mayonnaise to bind it together and mix in the onion. Chill in fridge until ready to serve. This is easy but very good. I even saw Emeril (a chef who owns restaurants and writes cookbooks) make this on a TV show once!
My Dad says that he has never been able to get English peas to "make". They must need cool weather and a lot of rain (makes sense why they are called English peas!) Luckily, we have had somewhat of a cool Spring with a lot of rain, so he tried them this year. They did quite well!
Yay! Daddy was able to dig up some potatoes for us. You knew he would, right? If you have never seen potatoes in the ground, make sure that you do, it is like finding buried treasure.
Hope everyone in the USA has a safe and happy Memorial Day Holiday. My greatest respect for all who have served. I have another book to tell you about from World War II but it will have to wait for another post!