Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Green and Frugal -- Garden Update

We recently came back from vacation to a loaded vegetable garden. Nearly everything is coming in hot and heavy -- peppers, tomatoes (plum and Beefsteak), green beans, jalapenos, lettuce.

The kids help Dad harvest the veggies...hence the wagon.

While it's great to see the fruit of my husband's labor, it can be overwhelming to try and consume this amount of vegetables. We're adamant about not letting any of it go to waste. So here is a list of the things we did with our garden harvest:
  • Made tomato sauce
  • Gave some tomatoes and jalapenos to co-workers
  • Jalapeno relish (delicious as a condiment for steak or as a dip for Tostitos)
  • Bruschetta
  • Jalapeno poppers
  • Veggies and dip for the kids before dinner
  • Gave a good amount of veggies to my parents right before vacation
  • Lots of salad
  • Froze some of the peppers
  • Pickled some jalapenos
Did I miss any? I'd love to hear what types of recipes you made or what you do with your veggie surplus.
The Beefsteaks are as big as my little girl's head!

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