It's that time of the year when I try to plan my dinners around whatever comes in from the garden. Tonight was one of those dinners, and was it ever good!
Dinner began with a large salad of lettuce, picked fresh yesterday and crisped in the refrigerator. I added shredded cheese, sliced olives, a bit of diced sweet onion and ranch dressing.
Freshly picked basil, oregano, parsley, garlic, and a tiny bell pepper (the only one), along with the sweet onion I brought in yesterday, were combined with crushed home canned tomatoes from last year's garden and some crumbled and browned sweet Italian sausage for a deliciously fresh tasting spaghetti sauce.
The first picking of bush beans, a perfect amount for two servings. Steamed until tender-crisp and tossed with a bit of butter, they were excellent. Nothing is quite as good as fresh young beans.
Not from the garden, but what's spaghetti without a fresh home baked loaf of Italian bread? I didn't even slice it, we just tore off chunks of it to sop up the delicious sauce. There's plenty left for French toast for breakfast!