“Could you use some zucchini/tomatoes/cucumbers/corn?” These are words a non-gardener like myself just loves to hear. I’m doing well with the basil I have growing in my Earth Box, so I’ve been sharing pesto, but that’s about as much reciprocity as I’m capable of unless someone wants cutting of my nice healthy poison ivy plants. The other day my next-door neighbors gave me two bags of veggies a family member had given them that they couldn’t use because they were leaving town for a few days – lucky me! Being the dork I am, I immediately arranged them in a basket and took a picture. That’s how much I love fresh, homegrown veggies.
And here’s what I made with them:
Squash Casserole and Sweet Onion and Sausage Casserole from the zucchini and yellow squash. (The Sweet Onion and Sausage Casserole doesn’t call for zucchini, but I always add it in, and usually some mushrooms, too)
Another friend gave me some hot peppers, and since my eldest son and I are the only ones who will eat peppers in pieces large enough to be identified we ate our fill and then I chopped what was left over and froze them in ice cube trays so I’ll have good peppers for recipes this winter!
I’m linking up to Capture the Everyday at Adventuroo today for the Summer Food prompt – stop by and share!