We put in two large vegetable gardens this year. I had no idea how much fun it would be to go out and pick dinner. Very cool. Our okra plants have been very prolific, as have our pepper plants. Tomatoes have been good as well, but those are nearing the end. We had a good crop of sweet potatoes and onions too.
With the okra bounty, my husband asked me to make up a recipe for Vegetarian Gumbo. I did and it is awesome. We had it fried many times as well. We have used the jalapenos in homemade Salsa, which is so good and fresh that you may never go back to salsa in a jar. The tomatoes were fabulous. My mother-in-law has been eating those for dessert!
The sweet potatoes have gone in to Sweet Potato Stew and Baked Sweet Potato Slices. We had yellow squash earlier, which we cooked a variety of ways, from frying to Skillet Squash and Onions to Squash Casserole.
We are getting new things now. Pumpkins are ripening, plus watermelons are amazing. I can’t wait to see what we come up with for these!
Until next time,
Lisa, aka Veggie Gal