Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Homesick for Southern Indiana

Hey everyone!
We were visiting in the hospital recently and an older gentleman from our congregation, who is from West Virginia, had been talking to a relative on the phone. His relative told him of how he had been mushroom hunting. Wow!!! Some wonderful memories flooded my mind!! I LOVE to hunt and eat freshly grown mushrooms!!! But we're now city people. We really do love the city. However, I haven't seen a corn field in months, that I can remember. I remember going mushroom hunting with my dad in those southern Indiana woods. He was great at finding mushrooms. He has a lot of patience for it. Matter of fact, he went hunting with some friends a few days ago. He was walking behind the others and he was finding the ones they were passing up! :-) Well, it wasn't enough, at the hospital, to hear about someone finding a mess of 'em. My sister told me yesterday about the new blog of one of her best friends. I sauntered on over, via bloggerland, and wa lah! She had been mushroom hunting, and had a picture of the ones she had found!!! They were BEAUTIFUL!! Talk about mouth-watering envy!!! :-) Not really, at least I got to see a picture of one. Marsha's post is very worth the read!!! I loved it!


Tara said...

Okay, can't say that I can identify with the mushroom hunting thing (until a couple months ago I never heard of such a thing!), but I can definitely understand what it's like to feel a little homesick. Dreary, sunny-less days make me long for the Sunshine State!

Hope you're having a good day! :)

Tamra said...

OK, this post made my mouth water. We used to go mushroom hunting as kids. I LOVE those things fried! What I wouldn't do for a mess of'em right now!

Denise said...

Oh my! This post made me hungry too! I never enjoyed hunting for them but I sure did love eating them. I'd love to have a mess right now too. :) I'm afraid if I went out in the woods now I wouldn't know for sure which ones are edible. :)

Kim M. said...

It's ironic that you posted about this... visit my blog :-)
Not to make you jealous or anything, but I have some pictures there that may interest you.

Tamra said...

Leah, here's the recipe you requested. I added about 1 cup total mini choc. chips and it was really good with the "extra" chocolate. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, melted, divided
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Whipped cream, optional

In a small bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; cover and refrigerate until serving. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking
powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine cream and 1/2 cup butter; stir into
dry ingredients until a thick batter forms. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Brush with remaining butter;
sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until
golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Cut biscuits in half
horizontally. Spoon fruit onto bottom halves. Top with whipped cream if
desired; replace biscuit tops. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 servings.

Karen Walden said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Rachel said...

I got to eat some fresh mushrooms a few weeks ago, courtesy of my in-laws. I couldn't pick a fresh mushroom if I were to go hunting, my luck it would be poisonous. The taste of that mushroom was totally delicious, not to rub it in or anything.

marsha said...

I was just looking at the stats on my blog and realized that you've sent a lot of people my way. Thanks! I've enjoyed reading yours too. Joe from church showed me an email from his uncle in Michigan this week.Mushrooms are just now getting good up there and they found FOUR BUSHELS in just two days! They were HUGE! Maybe you should find someone that owns some woods! :-)