Sunday, September 21, 2008

SUPPER FROM THE GARBAGE CAN

Well, not really. However we used to have this meal from a garbage can. That was when we used to do big family campouts with my sisters and brother and their families. We were a huge group then, sometimes over thirty people. Then my brother-in-law, Ike, would actually use a garbage can to cook this meal, called garbage can supper. He cooked this meal for us this weekend, but there were only nine of us, so he used his turkey cooker.
He starts with ears of corn on the bottom, then layers red potatoes, whole carrots, big onions, green beans, and brats, ring bologna, or old fashioned wieners. He covers the vegetables with water and cooks for about 45 minutes after it has come to a boil. This is the result...........
.....and is it ever good! Put a little butter on the corn and butter and sour cream on the potato, and you have a meal fit for a king. Or queen, as the case may be. Ike fixed this for our dinner last night and we topped that off with carrot cake. No one moved for quite a long time after that meal. Ike is also known for his beautiful flowers.
Their yard slopes from front to back, giving him the perfect place for stone steps and flower beds.
The front of their home is also pretty. Ike spends a lot of time working outside in his gardens.
We had a wonderful weekend at Ruth and Ike's place. And when I told daughter Kari about our meal last night, she said we need to do a campout and have Ike fix the garbage can supper like he used to do. What do you think, Ike?
We went through some of mom's things, especially her jewelry. We still have a lot of old pictures and letters to go through another time, but I don't think we'll have a better meal than our garbage can supper!

2 comments:

Lisa J said...

Oh my goodness...having to eat out of a garbage can sounds just.....
wonderful to me! That food looked DELICIOUS!!! And then the view to top it off must have been a wonderful weekend with family. I am glad you all didn't try to get "everything" done at once. Stages is good. Just like your healing. Good night. It is 2:00 and I am up editing pictures that I took all day today of family. I will post them later after I get some sleep!! But I had to come over and say hello.

Lisa J said...

good morning. It is nice and cool outside here today and I was just thinking how nice it would be to sit on the porch and drink a cup of tea or coffee or something. To start our day off together and to share a few moments before the day gets into full swing. So good morning friend. Here's thinking of you!