Okra and Tomatoes — Big Mommy style

I’m a little behind; Tuesday was Okra & Tomatoes day, according to my menu plan.  But even with the wait, this dish was definitely a finer thing!  My little girl ate four helpingsAlicia requested this recipe for her own menu this week, so with my apologies to her for the delay and my hopes that you all enjoy Big Mommy’s cooking, here it is!
First, chop up a quart of okra in small rounds:

Chopping okra

My amazing knife. Thanks, hubby!

Then, send Little Girl (with hubby) out to the garden to get tomatoes.

Little Girl with tomato

Isn't she adorable?

Chop up the tomatoes (about a pint’s worth), add them to the pot, and realize you needed to get a bigger pot.

Pot overflowing with tomatoes.

Not enough room!

Get a bigger pot, then add one chopped onion, 1/4 stick of butter (Big Mommy’s official recipe calls for “Oleo” — is that margarine???), 2 tablespoons sugar (you can use a little less and it’ll be fine), salt and pepper to taste.  Cook over medium heat until okra is tender.  Ouila!

Yummy okra and tomatoes all finished.


And there you have it, folks.  More to come from the recipe file of Big Mommy’s greats, so stay tuned!


Finer Things Friday


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