Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fresh from the Garden

Hello everyone!

We have finally begun harvesting vegetables from our garden.  We are still waiting on tomatoes and okra, but most of the others are ready to eat.

Just take a look at all the cucumbers filling up our produce drawer in the refrigerator!



The sad thing though is, I'm the only one here that eats them!  My husband planted 2 plants and they have produced more than any other vegetable we planted.  Looks like we will be sharing these with our neighbors!

The one vegetable I've been waiting for the most is squash.


Finally!  I decided to fry these up to serve with dinner tonight. (Now, if you're my doctor reading this, please forgive me for eating these fried instead of steamed or baked. I know I'm supposed to be reducing my cholesterol.)

I got everything ready.  I forgot to take a picture of it frying.  I got so involved with everything cooking at once.    But here is the final product along with our dinner.


Oh my was it good!  We had pork roast, new red potatoes, squash and bread. I guess the only thing that wasn't on my diet was the fried squash and bread.  Oh, and quite possibly that big blob of butter on the potatoes.  But darn it was good! 

I love eating fresh vegetables in the summer!  Now, if the okra would ever finish growing, I'll give them a try next. 

Bon Appetit!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly~


24 comments:

Deserae said...

I wish I lived close...I love cucumbers! Your dinner looks pretty darn delicious I must say ;o)
~Des

Anne said...

Kelly,
WOW your garden is really taking off.Didn't you just plant all of those? We would eat all of that and more.We are vegetarians.Just recently decided to do that.My husband had high cholesterol so we changed our way of eating.We both lost weight and both recently had check ups and happy to say all the healthy eating is helping.But.. we do still have pizza,and chocolate and sweets.Just not all the time.Well we do have chocolate every day but not the other stuff.
(((Hugs)))
Anne

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, we have enjoyed fried squash twice so far. My drawer is full of cukes and squash and beans. We had enough okra last night to fry. OOps there is that fry word again.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great looking meal, Kelly.

Debbiedoo's said...

Sure wish I were closer to you and Kim. Your gardens are doing amazing. I love fried squash too!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That's one YUMMY looking dinner Kelly! Fresh veggies are the best!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love fried squash and you just made me so hungry at 10:20 pm:) Really looks good!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Looks delicious!!

NanaDiana said...

Hmmmm...big blob of butter-You could be a Wisconsinite- We LOVE our butter. MAN...does that meal look GOOD! What time should I pick up the leftovers?;>) xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Hmmmm...big blob of butter-You could be a Wisconsinite- We LOVE our butter. MAN...does that meal look GOOD! What time should I pick up the leftovers?;>) xo Diana

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

yeah for vegetables! sharing is caring...your neighbours will appreciate!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I miss my big garden....Your veggies look great.

Did you know that you can put your sliced or quartered cucumbers in a jaw of left over pickle juice and leave in the frig for a few days to have your own pickles? You just need to eat them in a week or so.

thistlewoodfarm said...

It seems like you just planted them :) Happy summer vegetables to you!

blessings,
karianne

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

There is just nothing like fresh vegetables and good home cooking!!! YUM!! blessings ~ tanna

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Lucky you! I just got done cutting up vegetables (store bought) for my lunch, but fresh out of the garden would be so much better. Dinner looks delish!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your garden certainly "took off"...what a great "harvest" you have there!!...I love cucumbers..love them with everything...my mental substitute for chips!....
Fantastic looking dinner Kelly!...My cucumbers came fresh out the the store :(....

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I have never battered up the squash before~! it looks delicious that way. I ususally just saute with onion and garlic in olive oil. wish I had your crops coming in!!

Linda said...

I can't wait. Our gardens have been in since the beginning of May.
We have had fresh lettuce for awhile.
No sign of cucumbers yet. Your squash looks delicious. I fry up my zuccini the same way. Thanks for sharing.

Bliss said...

I made fresh pesto last night and some squash sauteed and tossed in would of been wonderful. I'm not sure we have squash planted even, but it will be a while before that is all ready anyhow.

~Bliss~

Andrea said...

oh yum! I'm on a post-baby flab reduction program, and that fried squash looks sssooooooo yummy!!

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Oh, I love fried squash. I grew up in Alabama and my mother fried squash, okra and green tomatoes - and we always had cornbread! :) Your veggies look so wonderful too.
Oh, when my son was little and I would fry squash, he called them 'little wheels'! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

missy max said...

Looks delicious..topped off with a blob of butter..yum....Looks very elegant on your white china..I love roast pork..

Melissa Miller said...

Yum! Squash is one of my favorites.

CAS said...

Yum, all the veggies look so good & your meal is making me drool -- no, literally! Our garden started producing abundantly a couple of months ago & is almost finished now. The tomatoes and peppers are the only things that seem to tolerate our extreme (110*+) heat. I do have some spaghetti & acorn squashes stashed in a cool dark closet to be enjoyed in the fall.

Wow, the heat waves are really bad this year. Our predicted high today is 113* -- yikes, I know!

Have a great 4th of July!
CAS