Garden produce…

Our little garden here is just going crazy and we’ve been enjoying all the fresh goodies it has been producing.  One of our favorites here lately that uses up a variety of different veggies have been to put them in omelets…

Home grown ingredients...

Home grown ingredients...

This omelet had summer squash, zucchini, chocolate peppers, onion, and cherry tomatoes…
They were sauteed up...

They were sauteed up...

They were sauteed up with a little bit of left over ham from our late pig …
Add some homegrown eggs...

Add some homegrown eggs...

 

The start to something yummy!

 

I did add some cheese, sorry no picture  as we ended up having company stop by and I felt a bit odd about taking pictures of the finished product, lol!  Anyhow it was deliciouso! While waiting for the eggs to cook through the veggies caramelize a bit and made it that much better.  One day for lunch I made a 14 egg omelet with some homemade hash browns for all us that turned out wonderful.  There is something deeply satisfying knowing that everything…or nearly everything, you are about to eat has travelled about 5 minutes away from the kitchen! 

Even the kids, after all they’re hard work in helping weed some of the garden, felt very proud in the fruits of their labors.  Knowing that they helped weed and mulch around the onion that we ate helps to keep them motivated in the garden.  They were even more excited in helping harvest some of the veggies.  The other night we harvested a nice bunch of broccoli and cauliflower that we later prepared for the freezer to save for this fall/winter for broccoli cauliflower cheddar soup.  They were all so excited the whole time knowing that later this year we would make their favorite soup with “stuff” that they helped pick and grow! 

Today they were busy picking peas, so I think we will steal some baby taters and have creamed peas and baby potatoes with maybe some deer steaks, biscuits and a big salad as we have lettuce galore and a bunch of tomatoes.

 

Erin