Tim looked at me and I looked at him and decided that we had a bit of hitch in our giddy-up.
My sister texted and invited us across the road to supper. It was spur of the moment, and we decided to take her up on it. This was their 39th wedding anniversary weekend.
It was a country supper, mashed potatoes, hamburger gravy, and sauteed green beans from their garden, and it was just fun to sit and visit. I'm not sure who came up with the idea, but we went out and dug leeks. It was a nice hike through their woods, and a chance to notice all the tiny little spring flowers. We stopped to examine Dave's hunting shed, which had a tree fall on it. It will need some repairs over the summer. "Another thing on the to-do list," my sister said.
The glade was just a sea of leeks, enough leeks to feed the county, probably, and we only needed a bucket. You could see where the deer had been nibbling away too.
The four of us walk through the woods talking easily. Their big old dogs limp on ahead of us. I'm picking my way carefully through the wet spring areas, around treefalls, and over little freshets. One misstep and I will twist my knee again. I will be limping just like the dogs. While none of us are really 'old dogs' yet, we are all grandparents, and we are all on the brink of our retirement.
There's no point to this, really. Just the re-realization that time is passing.
I am not familiar with wild leeks, but I am sure that the activity and company were pleasant and even rewarding. I guess it is good to take a leek.ReplyDelete
Leeks grow wild in the forest? Hamburger gravy but did you have meat? Perhaps beef hamburgers. It sounds like a relaxing walk, even if you do need to take care at your advancing years 😜ReplyDelete
Andrew, only one part of me is showing its age and it is my damned right knee, injured the last time that I took it upon myself to adopt a healthy life style. One yoga session and the tiniest little pop in my knee and voila. Hamburger gravy is what you would call minced beef (we call it hamburger or ground beef). It is cooked in a frying pan, the grease drained off, a bit of flour stirred in and then add milk and continue to simmer until it makes a gravy. No hamburgers. Served over mashed potatoes. The funny thing is that had we eaten supper at home, we'd have had the exact same thing. Tim loves gravy and mashed potatoes.ReplyDelete
Nothing wrong with gravy and mash - love it.ReplyDelete
It is a good and quick meal. I'm not sure why it is one of Tim's favorite meals, but it is. It always has been.ReplyDelete
Wild leeks? We grow a cultivated variety in our veg plot. Are yours more like wild garlic? Any chance of a picture of them please Debby? Thanks.ReplyDelete
Never had it over mashed potatoes but occasionally make it and serve over biscuits.ReplyDelete
Really enjoy your witty,thoughtful and open comments. All best wishes from London. LouiseReplyDelete
Like Ed, I picture it over biscuits... and made with sausage instead of beef. (neither of which are part of my diet anymore)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the explanations. So, wild leeks are spring onionsReplyDelete
I guess they have different names depending on where you live. I have always known them as leeks.ReplyDelete