Sunday, June 29, 2014

Garden Dinner

Tonight was a garden dinner.  The squash is growing
better than ever.  You can see how tall and strong the plants
are in front of Tom.  To the right, next to Tom,
are the tomatillos.  They are well over six feet tall.  
I'll write more on them later. 

All of a sudden the zucchini and yellow squash has been coming in
along with our first Cherokee purple heirloom tomatoes.
I have another very large one in the fridge, reserved for bread.
I am going to collect a few smaller ones to make zucchini
sausage and cheese boats.

I had the last of our lettuce in the side garden so I made 
a quick salad with tomatoes and peppers.

Tom sliced the zucchini and dipped them in his beer batter.
He uses 1/2 flour and 1/2 Italian bread crumbs,
baking powder and beer and then fried them in Crisco.
They were light and tender, the beer batter puffing up 
nice and crispy. 

I sprinkled them with parmesean and added a red sauce.
Delicious, you hardly realized there was not an ounce of meat.


JaneofVirginia said...

Looks delicious, Kathy !

Missy Shay said...

That sounds delicious! I'm envious of your garden, I am terrible about gardening.

Manny said...

You've made me hungry and at 11 PM it's not a good time to Squash looks great. I may have asked you in the past but I can't remember: do you do anything with the zuchini flowers?

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

love it!
Don't you love growing your own groceries?
We've been eating more and more out of our garden too. Right now, one of my favorite things is the beet greens! They make an excellent salad.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I haven't eaten the squash flowers yet, I'm always so afraid I'll pick one that would have turned into a squash. I hear they are really good though.

Lady Locust said...

Your garden looks fabulous. And Yum.

Harry Flashman said...

That's savory. I am trying to cut way back on meat. We don't cook a lot ,so mostly now I make salads. But judging from your pictures, I should put more effort into cooking vegetables.

LindaG said...

What an amazing garden! Dinner looks yummy! :-)