Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Best Summer Strawberry Recipes - My Texas Table

Happy Sunday friends!!!  

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend? The heat here in North Texas is getting an early start this year, so we've been spending most of our time indoors. We have been venturing out to the garden on a daily basis but mainly early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun starts to set. Our vegetable garden is doing really well and some of our plants are already starting to produce. I've been harvesting yellow squash non stop, but my zucchini plant is slowly coming along. So far it looks like it's going to be a good year. Are you a strawberry lover? If so today's newsletter is filled with over 15 of my must have strawberry recipes for summer. Hopefully you'll find something you like.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Peach Fluff Jell-O Salad & Southern Hospitality

This light and fluffy Peach Jell-O Salad is made with just 6 ingredients and the perfect make-ahead dessert for summer cookout's, potlucks and get-together's! 
This post is eventually about this peach fluff, I promise! If you want to skip directly to the recipe just scroll down to the end of this post. Anytime I attend a funeral in the south I'm reminded of the generosity of good-loving people and southern hospitality. Southern hospitality in the south is defined as showing graciousness, kindness and warmth towards others. It's one of the reasons I love living here in Texas. 

When someone passes away in the south expressing sympathy with food is always a welcome and comforting gesture. Most times, funerals in the south usually conclude with a church style potluck, so family and friends can gather together to share a meal, memories of their lost loved one and to support one another. Funeral potlucks are usually arranged by a group of people from the church where the deceased attended. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

My Texas Table - Grilled Recipes & Cookout Favorites

Happy Monday friends!!!  

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. The weather has been gorgeous so we've been spending plenty of time outdoors and in our garden. We finally completed our raised bed garden expansion, so now we're just sitting back and waiting for everything to grow. If you would like to see how our garden is coming along, I have included a link below. Today's newsletter is filled with barbecue and cookout favorites perfect for Memorial day or for your next weekend get-together. I hope you'll find something you like.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Our Spring Vegetable Garden 2018 & Garden Fresh Recipes

Come take a peek at our raised bed expansion and what we're planting this year in our Vegetable Garden! 
Have y'all started on your spring garden? For the last several years we've been growing our own vegetables, preserving what we grow and sharing our harvest with family and friends. We started our garden expansion at the end of March and planted everything by the first week of April. Now were just sitting back and watching everything grow.

I've been so busy with work and home that I haven't had a chance to post our garden progress until now. When we moved to Royse City back in 2011 we weren't able to plant a garden until the following year. In 2012, we started with a small 8 x 10 foot raised bed and have been expanding ever since. By the spring of 2016 we had pretty good sized 8 x 16 foot garden, but keeping with tradition, this spring we expanded our garden one last time. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

DIY Produce Gathering Apron

A simple DIY Gathering Apron perfect for gathering produce, fruits or eggs from the hen house! 🐔

I'm so excited to share this post with you today!!! Are you looking for an easier way to gather produce from your garden? The answer to that question for me is yes. For quite sometime I've been using a basket or my shirt to hold all my produce as I pick through the garden, but this method just isn't working for me. What I need is something that would give me a hands-free way to keep my produce as I picked through my garden. 

I decided that a produce gathering apron was my answer. I searched all through the Internet for custom made gathering aprons, but all of them were either too fancy or too expensive not really what I was looking for. I needed a basic gathering apron that's more practical than fancy. Just something simple to give me a hands-free way to gather produce. 

Since I couldn't afford to purchase one, I thought the next best thing would be to make one, so once again I started searching online. After almost giving up, I came across a post on Faithful Farm Wife how to make a simple gathering apron from a pillow case. I thought now that I can do!!!!