So, we found this persimmon tree last week on one of our walks. My husband glanced over and asked what I thought those were hanging on that tree in a field? I said maybe they would turn out to be persimmons. We took a picture and sent it to his mom’s phone. She responded with the answer we were hoping for.
We need to pick them off the ground. Luckily, the tree is right by the road. A few had fallen, but that was largely due to a dead limb that held a nice amount. There were quiet a lot of hornets, but they seemed to be ignoring us as they chewed on the fruit. The one we picked up, smelled good. I hungered for persimmon pudding with cool-whip!
His mom makes persimmon pudding, as did my mom. It is a wonderful dessert when we visit! I love the texture and the taste. I might have helped make this when I was younger, but I am not sure. I do remember driving out in the country in Indiana to pick up persimmons and walnuts and to gather wild raspberries and blackberries.
I hope to learn how to gather, preserve, and bake from this area. I definitely was told by my mom what she had found and helped in the kitchen, but I really don’t remember how to do any of this anymore. I just remember all the wonderful smells and the homemade meals!
A couple of weeks ago, we visited our local Red Robin Restaurant in Mt. Juliet, or Providence,TN.
This was our first, but not our last visit. We were greeted in a very friendly manner by the hostess that was shocked to see her and I had similar hair. Short, black, and very bright pink in the front. She teased with the manager that I was trying to steal her look.
We had arrived on a Saturday, 15 minutes after they had opened, and were seated at the last available table. The place was packed and everyone was laughing and talking. We felt right at ease and had a great time with our son, daughter, grandson, and granddaughter. The restaurant manager came by to ask how we were and to jokingly ask if I was the twin sister of their hostess. To which I responded with a huge HA since I am about 20 years older than her.
We started out with a huge stack of onion rings! Oh my,how yummy. Our waitress was right on, with great timing, refilling our drinks, checking on us, and helping us become cardless members. We were well on our way to earning a free hamburger and at the end of our meal we received a free $10 dessert.
Anyone that knows me, knows I love hamburgers. We are on a mission to visit our local Red Robin and others as we begin to travel and try each and every hamburger on the menu. We won’t stop there. The wraps, salads, chicken burgers, the brew, and the soups will have to be tested.
Last night sweet Gary surprised me with another visit to Red Robin to try a different appetizer and their milkshakes that we have heard tasty talk about.Thick and tasty they were. We shared nachos, guacamole, and salsa.
What a fun and relaxing night with my baby on a date, at a place we just found that is so great.