Thursday, May 7, 2015

MORELS of Spring....

In the Ohio Springtime... there are some SPECIAL Treats that grow in the Woods....   they are very much difficult to FIND....    and some years there are not very many due to the weather conditions...
   WHAT ARE THEY??? you ask....      a FUNGUS called MORELS....  YEP a WILD MUSHROOM that is SAFE to EAT...   DELICIOUSLY Safe to eat...
    Dad has not found very many this year....        The first few .... MOM DRIED in the SUN....   then she choppered them all up in this machine thingy she has.... the Powder and tiny pieces will be DELIGHTFUL to have mixed in with Scrambled Eggs or BUSGHETTI....
 THESE are some FRESH ONES that mom puts in the SINK and WASHES and removes any BUGS and such from....
THEN she splits them and lets them DRAIN a while...

THEN she Flours them  and FRIES them...

Furst ONE Side....
And THEN the OTHER....
Do you like her NEW BLUE SQUARE SKILLET????

That is an INSIDE JOKE...   

Now we live in an area that is FAMOUS for Coal Mining....  and  once the Miners got Union Contracts......  they put in a     FLOATING HOLIDAY....    that they could use for MUSHROOM HUNTING DAY......    they would watch and wait until the MORELS were at their PICKING PEAK.... and  CLOSE DOWN THE MINES TOTALLY for ONE DAY... so the Miners could go Mushroom Hunting..
  THAT was the ONE AND ONLY day of the ENTIRE YEAR that the Mines were TOTALLY Closed.    
Does THAT tell you just how FABULOUS these Spring Mushroom Really ARE?

32 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Our Mom loves loves mushroom and has head a lot about Morels but she never tried them

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Oh yummy!!

Madi and Mom said...

Dang I might just have to approve Mom's request for leave next year so she can join you all in the Morel hunt.....she loves mushies and they way you cook them looks divine. WE LOVE YOUR blue square pan...
hugs madi and mom

Zoe said...

Nefur had em but those mushy rooms are Precious to find an eat, huh!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Oh you lucky lucky guys!!! Wild foraged foods are amongst the bestest in the world... (though I cannot eat mushrooms, but that's a story for another day!)... You mumma sure knows how to treat them too. Crikey. A holiday for fungus? ....nope, can't think of anything funny about that... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Sarge said...

Hey Mamaw!
Wow, NICE SKILLET!!! bwar har har

OMD those are making my peeps drool all over my Mr. Dell. There's a fungus amung us. BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish

Amber DaWeenie said...

Those look yummy! I can almost smell them cooking way down here! Mommy can't tell one mushroom from the other so all our mushrooms come in....CANS!!!

Mark Muller said...

that was interesting... a whole day off for the mushroom hunt, so they probably must be magic :o) I've asked google, he said we haven't such Morels here... just that ole truffle thingies :o(
easy rider

Oz theTerrier said...

What? Edible mushrooms grow where you live? That is too cool. I think we only have weird poisonous mushrooms here...or maybe the ones that are a little hallucinogenic. BOL One time we saw one of those Magic Mushrooms growing in our neighbor's yard...the ones that are bright red on top.
Oz

Murphy said...

Our pawrents enjoy a good mushroom. Maybe we can stop by so they can taste one?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! Sometimes our Joanna human finds good mushrooms in the woods behind her house.

Ranger said...

I don't eat any roons. and Mom's not a big fan of dem either so... we live is a roon free environment.
On da other hand.... I do like to hunt and huntin roons could be fun. Enjoy your roons!
Wags,
Ranger

Two French Bulldogs said...

Those things scare us. How do you know they are not poisonous? When do we start planting our milk bone seeds?
Lily & Edward

Emma said...

My Gramma might be into those. Mom is picky and doesn't like mushrooms or morels. Looks like they would be tasty if you like that kind of thing.

Lovable Lily said...

There's a fungus among us! Ha, ha, ha!!!

Mommy said they look yummy.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Kismet said...

It has to be the square blue skillet that gives them the special flavor.

Casey said...

Wow, those must be pretty amazing mushrooms!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Yum yum yum.

Sully said...

They must be taste if an entire factory shuts down just so everyone one can go out huntin' mushrooms.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are a little leary of mushrooms at our house. but those are very distinctive looking so you must know what you are eating
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

The Army of Four said...

That's interesting that they closed the mine down for a Morel hunt!
Cammie!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We've just read this BEFORE breakfast. SHE's droolin'. Would love those....

stellaroselong said...

Our dad is the best woodtick finder when he goes into the woods, to bad we can't eat them.
stella rose

Mitch and Molly said...

We have never seen anything that looks like morels in our woods. You have our mouths watering, Frankie and Ernie!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I cannot beleef mom did not snooter herself out some of those when we was hiking in Oh-Hi-Oh. Shrooms be her fave. (Like she can tell which be safe and which make you deaded, BOL) Me, I say BLECH. But I can snooter me out some chickun jerky no prob.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have never had morels, but Mom loves mushrooms. We bet she would love to taste those breaded ones. Maybe she needs to check out our stores to see if they have any:)

Great story about the miners.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...they must be delicious!!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Whitley Westie said...

Sometimes we get mushrooms growin in da front yard, but I don't think dey are da eatable kind since momma always pulls em up right away.

Ruby said...

HOLY FUNGUS BUTTS!!!
Those look FABulous guys! Hey, that shroom hunt sounds like a rousing good time ~ I would likes to come! I'll bring my own sniffer and pouch...and margaritas....shrooms and margaritas go togethers like ..... shrooms and margaritas!!! BOL!!!!
Oh, and I LOVES your MOms blue skillet...I've never seen a skillet in this house, butts I'm sure that is a FABulous one! ☺
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

Those must be super scrumptious mushrooms for your mines to close down for an entire day! We just love how your mom preserves stuff, she is so clever.
Wally & Sammy

M. K. Clinton said...

OMD! They actually close down the mines to go pick mushrooms? What a cool holiday! My mom doesn't know about mushrooms so she keeps us away from all of them. She eats mushrooms all of the time and fried are her favorites!

LetterstoAndrew said...

That is a very cool story and I'm not sure what the pan joke is, but I do love that pan. Can you ask your mom where I could get one?