Okra. Never heard of it until I moved to the south. Did you know that you can pickle it, put it in casserole, and fry it? When fried, okra suddenly becomes like candy. What a delightful little veggie that most over look.
But okra has been hit by the American recession just like gas at the pump. Did you know that a pound of okra cost more than a pound of chicken today? What? All I wanted was the famous side dish to accompany our country fried steak. I just didn't know that I was going to have to dip into my kids collegee fund to buy it. Seriously, to feed six people a serving of fried okra a piece I needed 2 lbs of okra which in turn cost me a 10th of our grocery budget!
While the price was hard to stomach (haha), the end result was worth the financial sacrifice.
Now if I can only fit in a run tomorrow to equal out the bucket of okra that I ate.