Rain, glorious rain, washing the dust away, cleansing the ground, refreshing the ponds and rivers, such a blessing!  Haven’t the cooler temperatures been wonderful?  Fall is right around the corner and the evenings have been so comfortable with the cool breeze bringing hints of autumn in through the windows.

I hope all of you were able to get out and not only enjoy the cooler weather, but also to enjoy all of the events this past weekend in Fordland and Seymour.

There was no way we could get to all of them, but we finally wrapped up the whole weekend with some excellent Bluegrass music in the gazebo at the Apple Festival.

Even our daughter got in on a bit of the fun, being able to sing and play her fiddle with the Red Bridge Bluegrass band.  It was really good to see so many folks out enjoying the festivities.

Our family usually tries to eat fairly healthy, but who can stick to that with all of the delicious food there?  I have to admit that we all tried several different things including the brats with kraut, sweet potato curly fries, double cheeseburgers (I missed that one), a “striped” dog, and a funnel cake!  My goodness, that’s embarrassing to list!  Oh and I forgot that we absolutely had to bring home some pork rinds.  I don’t think we’ve had any of those in almost a decade.  One sure had to know the corndog lingo to know what to order.  They gave the options of a yellow dog; a red dog; a striped dog or a plain.  Can you guess which is which?  No matter how you ordered it, it was delicious!

With all of that tasty food available this past week, it was hard to come home and get settled back in to fixing a meal.  Sunday morning always calls for something easy, but yummy, so I chopped up half a pound of bacon, cooked it up in a cast iron skillet.  Then added a chopped onion and mixed up eight eggs, 1 ½ cup of milk, seasoned it with salt and pepper in a bowl and began to layer it in a pie crust.  First the bacon, then the sautéed onions, cover that with some grated cheese of your choice and pour on the egg mixture.  Bake it on 400° for about 35 minutes until a knife comes out clean from the center.  Halfway through the cooking time I’ll cover it with foil to keep the pie crust from getting too brown.  It is a tasty meal to be sure.

Everyone have a blessed week, there are many different small town events going on so get out there and support your neighboring towns and have some great family time!