Wednesday, June 22, 2011

See What's Growing in Our Garden & a Recipe

We have had A LOT of rain these past two weeks and our garden is growing pretty bushy and green...also very weedy.

Here are some of our lovely squash plants. Tuesday night I fried us up a few "squish" for dinner. Yum-yum!

Haven't had fried squash? You must not be a Southerner.

That's okay; I won't hold it against you. :)

Here's my EASY fried squash recipe:

1. Slice up some squash (I like to throw in some onion and peppers, even zucchini when it's in.).
2. In a small bowl, mix cornmeal, salt, and pepper.
3. Add veggies and toss.
4. In cast iron skillet, pour in 1/4 cup oil and heat on medium-high.
5. Once hot, add cornmeal-breaded veggies in a single layer and let set until squash begins to brown. Don't turn the squash a lot or it will get mushy. Let it get crispy and brown.
6. Continue adding cornmeal and oil as needed. Like my dad, I love the taste of nearly-burned cornmeal, so I tend to add extra cornmeal.
7. Enjoy!
I planted some zinnia seeds around the border of our garden to attract bees and just because. I love zinnias. They're so English-looking.

See our jalepeno and banana peppers! Bring on the salsa, please.

We've also got some tomatoes and tomatillos growing over here. Ignore the grass growing everywhere. I really need to teach my two-year-old how to weed. Or get a goat.

What's growing in your garden?

This post is linked to Amy's Finer Things.

1 comment:

  1. We love fried squash (and okra). Your garden looks great. I don't think it looks weedy at all. We've been cannin salsa for a couple of days. I have one more triple batch to do and I think I'll have enough for all year - if we don't give too much away.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and asking about the potatos. I've answered more fully there, but just in case you don't have a chance to see it - we live on an acre so we have quite a large area to garden. But our potato patch was only about 4feet by 10feet. I've heard of people growing them in buckets if they don't have much space.