So I am really late in posting this, but I have a few more summer photos to share. I am missing the slow days of summer already and flip flops and shorts and warm sunny skies. I am a warm weather girl at heart. I know every season has its blessings, but my favorite is summer.
The boys had fun riding on what I would call a scary fast ride at one of our local small town festivals. No, I did not ride it, but they had a fabulous time whirling by as I waved at them.
And the little one got to ride too, toddler style.
There is an adorable little zoo about an hour away that we visit almost every summer. The boys get so excited to see all of the animals.
This was actually at another zoo. The boys pretty much love any zoo any time. Sometimes I think our house is a zoo. Who am I kidding our house is a zoo. My 5 year old posing silly with a (pretend) alligator.
We took a really fun end of summer weekend trip to visit family and got to do some fun things like visit the Chicago Botanic Garden. It's so hit or miss when photographing kids so I was really excited to get this picture of my three year old in such a beautiful setting.
This was the coolest attraction ever. The model trains at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The boys ran around pointing at everything with such excitement. The trains just went on forever. I bet this is awesome at Christmas...as long as it's not too cold.
We spent a really fun afternoon at the lake when visiting family on our weekend trip.
Lots of fun memories. We thought we would just enjoy the water from the shore and didn't bring extra clothes with us and of course the boys were soaked. They couldn't resist the water and had fun splashing and running around. To be a kid again...
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We discovered an Urban Organic Garden Stand last week. It was so quaint with a box to drop money into and a scale to weigh the produce. It was next to the garden which was actually a large lot for an Urban garden. There weren't a lot of choices at the garden stand, but given the time of year there was a lot of produce. We bought the most delicious cucumbers. I ate three cucumbers in two days. They were so good, I even sliced them and put them on my sandwich.
The most fun was our purchase of these beautiful fingerling eggplants. I should have taken a picture of them before I fried them. They were striped purple and the daintiest little things.
Well on with the recipe because these were AMAZING!
Spices (Use your favorites)
I used salt, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, and homemade Bam (Emeril's seasoning from a recipe I found online)
Start by trimming off the stem end of the eggplant fingerlings and then slicing them in half.
Meanwhile, heat about 1/4 inch oil in a skillet or electric skillet. I cooked these at 400 degrees F in my electric skillet.
Next, coat them in buttermilk. If you don't have buttermilk, a rich milk or cream will work. Then dip them in flour to coat.
Set them gently in the hot oil, then sprinkle with seasonings. Fry on each side until golden brown making sure to season each side. Remove to a paper towel lined serving bowl.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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