Thursday, September 03, 2009

our garden

this is our first year of gardening, and it worked!

we planted a family garden with some of the Taylor siblings this spring...
we planted, beets {cory's request}, radishes, tomatoes, onions, carrots, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, zuchini, & watermelon.

it has been so awesome to have the kids watch everything grow that they have planted. The boys {boston, cooper & camden} planted their own watermelon and it SO huge right now. we even let the little girls plant and they have been loving picking the vegetables and eating them from our OWN garden... i love this!

these pictures were from a month ago, and today the watermelon is so big. I have been making lots of zuchini bread & we have been eating lots of squash!

If anyone has any fabulous recipes for squash, send them my way... maybe a way that my kids will actually eat it. {wink,wink}


Idaho Penningtons said...

Fresh veggies are the greatest! Tell Cory he looks Fancy with the NO SHIRT look going for him! hehehehe

Stacy Stoddard said...

i just bought the Deceptively Delicious cookbook, Senfield's wife wrote it. Anyway she purees veggies her kids don't eat and throughs a half cup of it in things they do eat, totally awesome. she mixes squash in with Mac and Cheese, scrabbled eggs, or in with the egg wash for french toast, anything they won't notice the color. you could try that out.

Jenn Granum said...

Awesome garden! It looks huge! I am assuming this is at Cory's grandparents? That would be my way of gardening. Plant it and then pick it up when its done! Ha!

KATE said...

i was just going to suggest what Stacy said.
but also my sister in law just puts squash in everything in the fall. It goes in her tomato sauce for spaghetti, and so on... good luck :) said...

I've been taking the squash from our garden (spaghetti, acorn, butternut, etc.) and baking it in the oven.

Then I scoop it out and put it into our Vita-Mix along with either some butter, OR olive oil, OR coconut oil and some Mrs. Dash salt free seasoning.

I whiz up the squash and transfer it into ice cube trays to make freezer meals for Parker.

You can also thinly slice yellow and green squash, sprinkle with garlic salt and dehydrate.

Of if you use a Vita-Mix you can add a squash to whatever you are using to makes a smoothie. You won't be able to taste it.

Finally, you can grate and freeze your squash for making sweet breads later in the winter!

Tammy and Parker

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