A few days ago, I found four "Friendly Village" plates at my local antique mall...great price, plus, they had the "made in England" stamp on the back. Yay!
When I brought them home, I was going to store them till Fall, but then, I looked at the scenes and realized they are Spring and Summer scenes...duh!
The more I looked at them, the more I thought of my granddaddy's farm, and how he plowed the fields with a mule...
source No, this isn't Granddaddy...but it looks a lot like him.
Are you still with me? Hang in there... there is an end to this story...
Where was I? Oh, then I remembered the traditional Ploughman's Lunch post I did last year.
You can see it here if you missed it.
To make a long story short, I combined two of the Friendly Village farm scene plates, with memories of my Southern granddaddy, and came up with the idea for a Southern Ploughman's Lunch...Whew!
Here's what's being served...
...pork tenderloin, a bit of cheddar, and instead of the usual Branston pickle, we're having chow chow...
...sometimes, a Ploughman's is served on a board, but this time I used my ironstone platters...
...fried green tomatoes...sliced Vidalia onion, and pickled okra.
Instead of the traditional crusty bread, we're having biscuits..
...served with lots of butter and peach preserves.
...and instead of a lager or beer, my Southern Ploughman's is washed down with several glasses of iced tea.
I'll bet that some of my friends from England, who know what a real Ploughman's is, are wondering "what in the world..."?
Anyway, I hope y'all enjoyed our Southern Ploughman's lunch. I picked what few flowers I could find...vinca and poke weed.
That's about all that's left after all this hot dry weather.
Today, it's rained off and on all day and I'm doing the happy dance.
Y'all have a great weekend,
Hope to see you here:
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