May 19, 2008
When I was growing up in Kentucky, going every summer to the "U-Pick" farm with my grandfather was a ritual. He would take me, my little brother and cousins to Stumblers Orchard and we would pick whatever was fresh and in season. There was nothing like picking watermelons, strawberries and corn, all so sweet and delicious. I can still remember looking for the perfect fruits and vegetables to put in our baskets and then bring our bounty home to my parents. My grandfather would pick bushels of fruits and vegetables and freeze them so we could have plenty all through the winter.
Succotash is one of those southern dishes that evokes wonderful memories of summer. Corn, lima beans, carrots, red peppers and more fill this dish. This recipe is simple to prepare and packed with vitamins and minerals. Your little one will love the bright colors that comprise the dish and you'll know they're getting plenty of nutritious vegetables in this sweet treat.
We used these to make this recipe: