Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Garden, Part 3

On June 5th I noticed some squash! Honestly, I was more excited to see the squash than anything else in my garden! We *heart* squash.

I also gathered a little basket of green beans & sweet peas.
Since my garden is so small, I often harvest less than 2 servings of any given veggie. When that has happened, I've just blanched & frozen the little portions. Fresh-frozen veggies are much better than rotten ones or a meal with 4 beans!

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By June 9th the squash were ready for pickin'!

And for dinner I made about a third-recipe of Grandmommy's Cheesy Squash Casserole (without the bacon -- we were out)!

Grandmommy's Cheesy Squash Casserole
12 medium-sized yellow squash
6 slices of bacon
3/4 cup chopped onion
3 eggs beaten
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
salt & pepper to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce

Cook squash, salted until tender; drain and mash. Cook bacon until crisp; drain well; reserve drippings. Crumble bacon into squash. Saute onions in drippings. Combine all ingredients, stirring well. Spoon into a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serves 6-8

To be continued...


Anonymous said...

what a woman... we should get married or something.

Heather said...

I'm very impressed with your garden! I'm sure it's a lot of hard work, but also very gratifying! It makes me want to have one of my own, but I don't think mine would be quite as successful- I don't exactly have a green thumb! LOL! :)

Jenna said...

i am LOVING your garden posts. you go!!!

Anonymous said...

Tara, your garden is looking good. I'm proud of you! Hugs to all! I miss you and love you,

Emily Dudley said...

I covet your squash. Ours didn't "bloom" this year. I don't know what happened...maybe there's a secret to planting the seeds in the right spot?

Squash casserole= my favorite! I bet it's even better with fresh squash!

EmmyJMommy said...

I'm impressed! I'm excited about our trip to NC b/cuz my in-laws always have a garden the size of our back yard! I hope to have lots of tomato sandwiches and squarsh and zucchini....even some okra and corn!!!! Can't wait!

Sister in Christ said...

This sounds very tasty and the possiblities of additions to it are endless--well maybe not chocolate chips--hehe