Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cross Creeks


There's just something about taking a early morning drive in the country. I took these pictures recently on a drive in Cross Creeks NWR. The morning was too foggy for great pictures, but I couldn't resist snapping a few of the mist on the lake.
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This one is a view of the smoke stacks from TVA's Cumberland City Steam Plant.I have to wonder what is actually coming from those stacks and what it is doing to our environment....
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It took a moment to recognize these dead plants....Lille Pads! I've always seen them 'green' and floating on the water.

All those Lille Pads remind me of frog legs! They really do taste a little like chicken.
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Fried Frog Legs
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Soak 8 pairs of skinned frog legs in salted water for twenty minutes. Make a mixture of 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Drain frog legs and dip in buttermilk.
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Heat 2/3 cup butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. Add 1 clove garlic and 1/4 teaspoon savory and cook about five minutes. Add frog legs and cook until brown (15 to 20 minutes) turning two or three times to prevent burning. Drain and enjoy!

3 comments:

Sunflower Sue said...

What a pretty setting. But as for the frog legs, I'll take your word on it.

Jamey said...

I love all the photos! Thanks for sharing these. :)

KathyM said...

You take pretty pictures Marge! It's beautiful where you live. But you can keep the frog legs! LOL