October 13, 2014
We harvested peas, raspberries, peppers, tomatoes, and spinach this week. All of the peas were eaten in the garden. The peppers and tomatoes were eaten as part of lunch as soon as they were picked.
The only harvest picture I remembered to take was the night we only had a taste of raspberries and spinach. Keep in mind, if I were the only person eating, it would have been a nice little salad and dessert. Seeing how we have 5 kids to feed, everyone only got a smidgin that night 🙂 So this week, I’ll share how I am consuming the harvest and less about what is being picked.
Pot Pie, Brown Rice, Spinach and RaspberryFrom the garden:
- sweet potato
- green beans
Another night we had a hodge-podge of ‘main dishes’ (anything from enchilada casserole to baked beans or sloppy joes — basically leftovers) along with green beans, sweet potatoes, and a spinach salad from the garden.
Pizza Night! Spinach, artichoke, cream cheese pizza; tomato, mushroom, pepper pizza, green beans, and spaghetti squash.I have always felt badly about pizza night b/c pizza is so unhealthy so I limit it to twice a month. I didn’t realize it until this week, however, that our pizza night meal, other than the cheese, is a very healthy meal!
From the garden:
- spaghetti squash
- green beans
- tomatoes (veggie pizza, pizza sauce, and marinara sauce on the spaghetti squash)
- green peppers (veggie pizza)
- kale (white veggie pizza)
The crust is just hard white wheat, yeast, and water. AND, when available from the garden, we also have a salad of some sort! I’m starting to feel better about pizza night 🙂 Yum!
I am linking up with Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting from their gardens in October and I am hoping to harvest much more this week!
I agree with you, pizza can be a very healthy food. We do our meatless ones on whole wheat pita for crust, and only a little grated cheese which supplies protein. Load it up with veggies and it’s a good deal!
Ditto on the healthy pizza – and the kids just love it, which is also a bonus. It’s funny when you mentioned about feeding 5 kids with a few harvested veggies. I harvested a couple of very small heads of broccoli, which would have been fine as part of a regular family meal, but for Thanksgiving, everyone was only able to get a spoonful. But what a delicious spoonful it was!
I used to make healthy pizza but now without tomatoes or cheese in my diet I’ve given up on it, much to the chagrin of my husband. He loved pizza night.