AKA Granny's Garden Meals
(garden, freezer or pantry items are in parentheses)
Ham and Pinto Beans (onion, potato)
Skillet Cornbread with Honey Butter
Baby Romaine Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts (lettuce)
Pan Grilled Wild Salmon Filets (dill, parsley)
Baked Potatoes (potatoes) with Butter and Sour Cream
Broccoli Sauteed in Garlic Butter (broccoli, garlic)
Cole Slaw (cabbage, onion)
Raspberry Shortcake (freezer raspberries)
Out to dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant. Thank you, daughter Shannon and family, for the Father's Day gift certificate for Mr. Granny!
Hamburger-Cabbage Casserole (onions, cabbage, tomato sauce)
Steamed Yellow Crookneck Squash (squash)
Crusty Homemade Bread with Roasted Garlic Butter (garlic)
Salad (lettuce, tomatoes, celery) with Ranch Dressing (garlic, chives, dill, parsley) for him
Salad with Celery, Cranberries and Walnuts (lettuce, celery) and Balsamic Vinaigrette for her
Warm Zucchini Bread (zucchini) for an afternoon snack
Grilled Sirloin Steak
Grilled Potatoes in Foil (potatoes, onions)
French Filet Green Beans (the first green beans of the year!)
Salad (lettuce, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, onion)
Ranch Dressing (garlic, chives, dill, parsley)
After that big steak dinner, Mr. Granny talked me into baking these....
For Raspberry Shortcake (raspberries)
We ate leftovers!
Chicken Stir Fry with Brown Rice (snap peas, carrots, summer squash, onions, broccoli, peppers-freezer)
Pineapple and Cottage Cheese Salad
Everything was fresh from the garden, except the frozen peppers from the 2011 garden.
I blanched the broccoli, carrots, snap peas and summer squash for three minutes, then cooled them in ice water and set them aside to drain. I added them to the stir fry for just the last few minutes to heat through, and they held their bright colors beautifully. Thank you to David, The Gastronomic Gardener, for the tip! Even an old
dog granny can learn new tricks.
Our hostess for Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard is Robin, The Gardener of Eden. Be sure to check out her blog to see what others have been using from their gardens, pantries and freezers.