Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thankful this week. Looking back I am thankful I had the 1948 Chevy. Note the half moons on the head lights. I turned them at 45 degrees to make it crosseyed. It was our dating car until I wrecked it and lost my license. I am thankful I did not get hurt when it turned over (it done it on it's own, with no help from me, going down the road and just decided to roll over. Dad never believed that!)

Rain, Rain go away! We humans are funny, funny strange. I can’t even remember how many years ago, but a few years ago we were in drought conditions. Cities were on the edge of running out of water. Our largest river in this area is the Catawba River. Here in Belmont it is a little over a tenth of a mile across. At the height of the drought it looked like a creek. Folks (including me) were praying for rain. I was ready to do a rain dance. Now we are back to normal, big river, boats playing, fishermen enjoying themselves and swimmers having a ball. Here I am griping about too much rain. I’m sorry Lord. (But You could have waited until we went to Florida! Whoa….., just funning Lord!)
It is sorta like sex, you…. (Well that can wait)

We travel a lot and when in any new area that has a specific food they are famous or known for, we try it. We tried fried dill pickles in Kentucky and liked them. While in Nova Scotia we took note of an item on the menu called ‘Rappie Pie’.
From the Wakipedia:
Rappie pie is a traditional
Acadian meal. Its name is derived from the French "patates râpées" meaning "grated potatoes". Potatoes are grated and the water removed, a hot broth made from chicken or pork is then added along with meat and onions and then layered over with more of the grated potatoes to make a casserole-like dish.

Well folks, we asked the waitress was it good, ’To die for’ she replied.
We ordered it. The description above did not fit what we were served. Had it been the above I think it would have been great. BUT the cook left out the onions and the meat. It was graded potatoes. Not as good as Grits and at four times the price.
Now if we go back I want the real thing because the written definition sounds delicious.
The dish, called Rappie Pie, is well known over Nova Scotia, but like livermush has not traveled far from its roots.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Nite Shipslog



Paula said...

Wow that is a pretty car. Was your's that color. That must have been neat making the lights crosseyed. Glad you are still here to tell about the roll over.

That corgi :) said...

new cook that he forgot the onions and meat? the dish does sound delicious though (with all the ingredients of course!) that's the fun thing about going and visiting different areas to be able to taste their specialties :)

send the rain this way; we will gladly take it :)


Lucy said...

Ok Sheila explained also how they had fried pickles along with mushrooms. I think she said sweet pickles. I would maybe try it but I have never seen it offered here in Ne. Don't see grits on the menu either and that is fine. To me grits are gritty. That dish sounds really good if they put the ingredients in. That is a really cool car. I would not have believed you either if I had been your dad or mom on the roll over.

Lucy said...

Had to come back and say I have eaten carp but very seldom. To many bones.

Debbie said...

We humans sure are chronic complainers. We ain't never happy we complain about everything and if there's nothing to complain about we look for something to complain about. Well, that's enough complainig from me today about complaining. HAHA!

I've lived in Kentucky all my life but I'd never heard of fried dill pickles and didn't know they were sold in the restuarants here. Learn something new everyday. I'm sure I'd probably like fried dill pickles because we like to munch on a big dill pickle right out of the jar.

I make a dish that's a bit similar to what you're talking about. It's just something I threw together one night and we really liked it so I make it every once in awhile. I put a layer of ground beef in a 9x13 glass dish, flatten it down with my hands and add a bit of salt & pepper. Then I put a layer of sliced potatoes and add a bit of salt & pepper. On top of that I add a layer of onion then another layer of potatoes salt & peppered finishing with another layer of onions. Cover with alumnium foil, pop in a 350° oven and let cook about 1½ hrs. depending on your oven because all ovens cook differently. Anyway the juices from the ground beef soaks into the potatoes & onions while it's cooking and it makes a delicious meal right out of the oven and it's simple.

Love & Hugs

Shirl 72 said...

You should tell the whole story about the roll
over. I heard there was a curve and you boys were seeing who could drive it the fastest. Glad
I am not the only one that never heard of fried pickles. My poor Dad. You should tell about leaving the 48 for him to drive while you were
vacationing somewhere and driving his car.
We sure had good parents. Thank Goodness.