And then I was in heaven because I was given a great rate to stay at the nicest place in Little Rock - the Capital Hotel. A dream come true! An extremely comfortable bed and I slept through the night for the first time in over a year. What a BLESSING!!!
SoyBeans - the miracle bean. I have to admit I was kind of like "I don't know what soy is". I left pretty interested in what soy can do. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my state (in case you hadn't guessed) and I had no idea we grew soybeans here or that we were one of the top 10 states in growing soybeans. And it's a billion dollar crop. I'm so excited about the possibilities of what that means for farmers and jobs and the economy of Arkansas. And I might actually like soy.
This was the lunch Allen's chef made for us. Looks pretty good, huh? That was soy bean succotash and tofu topping on the potato. I would probably normally turn up my nose at tofu but it was REALLY good. Who knew????
Allen has a HUGE vegetable garden and he had just planted a row of soybeans.
And then we got to plant our own row.
Allen gave us cooking demonstrations for a few soy products.
I need to share this garlic parmesan edamame recipe soon. I could eat this up. I actually had recently bought dried edamame beans for a snack and went nuts over them. Maybe I do like soy.
Harper is allergic to peanuts and so picky about lunch. I bought this last night hoping she could eat Soy PB&J sandwiches. We will see if she likes it.
It was supposed to rain the day we went and they told us it would be muddy and we would need rain boots. One of the bloggers who went works for a great company called Acumen based in Fayetteville. They have several e-companies and one includes Country Outfitter. The president of the company (whose wife was also a blogger) offered to give all the bloggers some boots to wear that day. I was ecstatic because I LOVE cowboy boots. I have some I bought several years ago and I rarely wear them because they hurt my feet. These were SOOOOOOO comfortable and super cute! Don't you love them? Scott was jealous because he has been wanting some boots so we are going to order some from Country Outfitters soon! (These are Ariat brand.)
What's your favorite soy product?????