I was a slacker this week, and didn't even make up a menu plan. Granny's Garden Dinners became Granny's Dinner Fiasco(s). That basically means we ate a lot of leftovers. Hey, that refrigerator has to be cleaned out to make room for all the beans and summer squash that are coming in from the garden! Of the few meals I did cook, taco night found me scorching the taco shells, and pizza night gave us burned pizza. It must have been the 100-plus degree weather, added to the normal heat of the oven, that caused two dinners to turn into charcoal. It certainly couldn't have been the fault of moi! So, that being said, here are the two presentable meals from this past week. Garden and pantry items are in (parentheses).
Hamburgers on Buns (lettuce, relish, tomato)
French Fried Walla Walla Sweet Onion Rings (onions)
Pot Roast with Potatoes and Gravy (potatoes, onions)
Mixed Garden Vegetables (beans, carrots, summer squash)
Salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato)
Ranch Dressing (garlic, chives, dill, parsley)
Preserving the harvest went a bit better than cooking this week.
Zucchini bread, sauerkraut and green beans.
Yellow crookneck summer squash.
Broccoli side shoots.
Dried onions moving to the garage for storage.
Any strawberries that were not immediately consumed were individually frozen and bagged for future smoothies. This week I managed to save just over a pound.
Hop on over to Robin's place at The Gardener of Eden and link up to let others see what you've been using or preserving from your garden and/or pantry!