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September 10, 2010

Eatin' Local

Since we raise hogs and have a couple processed thru out the year - the first thing I did was go to my freezer and pull out a package of smoked chops! Can’t get more local than that!!!

My thoughts than turned to the rest of the meal - so I decided to go up the road a few miles to Taylor’s Farm Market and see what they had available -


I found some sweet corn they had just picked that morning, a slicing tomato just off the vine and a couple sweet potato’s that Jon Taylor had just dug up himself!

When I got my goods home I washed the sweet potatos put a big X in them and stuck them in the oven at 300 degrees for a couple of hours (had to go get parts for Chris so this worked out perfect). By the time I got back home they were done and the peel just fell off, I sliced them in thick slices and put them in a baking dish. I then whipped out my Mom’s secret sweet potato sauce (Mrs. Butterworth) and poured a fair amount over the potato slices, covered it with foil and right before dinner I stuck them back in the oven to warm them up and then of course covered them in marshmellows at the last minute and melted them under the broiler!

All I had were the giant marshmallows!

While the potatos were warming and broiling I shucked the corn and boiled some water, fired up the grill for the chops and sliced the tomato!

Served the meal with some really sweet tea and if I do say so myself it was delicious, easy and all grown right here in Johnson County!



  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Franklin farmers' markets this summer. There's nothing like the local produce. I hope the dry weather didn't affect the crop of winter squash ----- my favorites!!