A shout-out to falls past

October 21, 2016

A dinner straight out of fall, 1960-75, Benton County, Tennessee

A dinner straight out of fall, 1960-75, Benton County, Tennessee

The weather widget on my phone says it’s 58 degrees.

I say it’s about damn time.

It is, in case you have not noticed, the 21st of October. Day before yesterday, it was 90 degrees. (But there’s no global warming, oh, no, of course there’s not…) That just Ain’t Right.

But yesterday, the rain came through, followed by a cold front that dropped our temps by 30 degrees or so, and chased me right into the kitchen, where, among other things, I put together a dinner redolent of early fall dinners of days past.

I scrambled eggs. I warmed up previously-cooked bacon. I made biscuits (!), a skill I though I had lost, but these were decent. And I had new sorghum molasses.

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