On a recent visit to Oviedo, Florida to see my childhood friend, Thelma McFarland Taylor, we went into town. And what a fun little town is it. Beautiful feathered chickens of all colors run around everywhere. The reason I’ve been told is that when they tore down an old building that used to be a restaurant in which they used its own eggs it distroyed the little chicken coop too. Well, they all felt so bad that the leaders of the town allowed the chickens to remain as honorary citizens and the eggs they lay are in lieu of paying taxes, I guess. So roam they do. Oviedo has antique shops, second hand stores, tea rooms and even a Panera Bread. So our afternoon was full of shopping and eating. We came home with bright red dishes that were so cheap I couldn’t pass them up! Thelma and I neither one need more dishes, but how could we resist!! Well, we didnt!
Here is a recipe from one of the Tea Rooms there.
PS. Maybe I shouldn’t have chosen the chicken soup off the menu but I’m sure they didn’t use any of the chickens that walk around town!! 😳
With the weather turning cold the best thing to do is make chili. This is a very fast and easy recipe to fix. How spicy it is depends on the ro-tel you pick. Serve with fritos or crackers. Here in the south, Chickamauga,Georgia at the school and church functions they make peanut butter sandwiches without the jelly! Anyway you get used to it and the taste begins to grow on you.