Squirrels Eat Green Tomatoes!

I am sooo pissed off! Besides the fact that my 2 beautiful healthy tomato plants got some horrible fast moving blight, I found a squirrel bounding away from my deck and then I noticed some chewed on green tomatoes in front of the EarthBox and one on the ground in front of the steps!

I also have a porcupine under my deck. I had a whole passel of 8 tomatoes stolen from the bushes. I have been cutting off the blighted leaves and it actually caused the blight to spread even faster, in one day to be exact, and the rain hasn’t helped none!  This morning a whole branch of the tomato was bent over and hanging down to the deck! What do I need a varmint fence for my tomatoes now?


Lorraine’s Fresh Corn Bake

24 ears of corn (2 doz.)
1 can evaporated milk
1 can water
4 eggs
4 TB Flour
2 Tb Sugar (or omit)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper or more
1 stick butter melted plus 1/2 a stick to pour on top after it’s baked.
Shuck the corn and boil about 10 mins. Drain and place in cold water to cool, keep changing the water when it warms up. Then cut the corn kernels off the cob. (The Pampered Chef one works the best). You might end up with 8-12 cups of corn.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the corn in a greased large glass lasagna dish which is bigger and deeper than a 9” x 13” cake dish.
Beat the eggs well with a wire whisk and add the milk, a can of water, the flour, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over the dish of corn. If you have too many lumps pour through a sieve.
Cover with foil and bake 40 mins. Remove foil and bake 20 mins. more or until set in the middle.
Melt the 1/2 stick of butter and pour on top before serving.
NOTE: This is more corn and not much custard.

Garlic Green Beans

Yesterday I took some left over frozen green beans I cooked the day before. I added a few pats of butter, a 1/2 tsp chopped garlic and cheap old dried Parmesan cheese. I warmed them all in the dish, the clumpy cheese melted some to create a nice buttery, cheesy sauce. It was to DIE for! Try it sometime with a pot of fresh or frozen cooked green or wax beans.