Friday, May 1, 2009
No Supper Finer
Fate has not been kind to me this spring. I've spent more time at work or in a hospital than I normally do and it is paying a toll. I have yet to gone mushroom hunting this year and the season is already half over. But I haven't been skunked completely!
Mrs. Abbey and Little Abbey had a chance to sneak down to the farm this week under the clever guise of picking up medication on the way for my mother so they didn't have to drive 60 miles round trip to get it. Once the medication was delivered, they went out 'shrooming and within minutes of looking, found a 'Mushroom Machine'. There they picked enough mushrooms to fill a gallon sized freezer bag which in my house is enough for two small messes. I lightly breaded the first mess with a mixture of half flour and half parmesan cheese and fried them Tuesday night. I also microwaved some fresh picked asparagus that Mrs. Abbey stole from the farm and that was our supper. It just doesn't get any better than that.
I imagine that due to the rain, my parents and brother who is also visiting, will get plenty of mushroom hunting in while waiting for the farm grounds to dry out and I can steal all the mushrooms I want. Eating them is definitely the best part but I do enjoy hunting them and hope that even with my schedule, some how some way, I will get a few minutes to sneak away and find a 'Mushroom Machine' for myself. Until then, I will just find them in my dreams with 'shrooms as far as the eye can see.