Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Meals of Garden Veggies!

The non-chef (me), is back again for another try! After peeking here, please visit Gollum at her wonderful site. There are a lot of participants and wonderful looking dishes!

I feel I have to eat from the garden every night now. It's all so good and fresh. I'll have to be having lots of beets in the next few days! I've given tons of zucchini and green beans away!
Here is Sautéed Zucchini and Onions in tomato sauce and green beans. I sprinkled Asiago cheese over top. (Love that stuff.)

A nice light meal so I could have some more Chocolate Cobbler shown below!

Turkey Patti and Green Beans

The turkey patti has chunky Ragu sauce and Colby and Monterey cheese on top. Green beans, of course, and I've found I really like the potato chips and sour cream with these lighter meals.

OK, who is the one who put the recipe on for this Chocolate Cobbler!!!! I made it and it is heaven! So rich and definitely for the chocoholic!!! (me) I have the whole big pan for myself. I hope I don't get sick, I can't keep from taking spoonfuls of it! Here it is warm with vanilla ice cream. Mmmmmmmmm.

Salad, Calico Beans and Zucchini

I started this dinner off with a crab salad over my garden lettuce.

This is Calico Beans (doctored up a little with a lot more ground turkey than in the recipe.) My sister gave me the recipe and I fixed it as stated for a big picnic last summer and it was a hit! Also here is sautéed zucchini and onions and a leaf lettuce salad, all from garden.

I've included the Calico Bean Recipe below. Gosh, I hope it's not a secret of my sister's!!

Calico Beans
The name comes from the 3 kinds of beans used.
A 16 oz can each of kidney beans, butter beans and pork and beans.

1/2 LB ground meat, browned.
Add beans
2Tbsp molasses, 2 Tbsp mustard
1/2 cup onion chopped, 1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar
10 bacon slices cut and browned
1/4 cup BBQ sauce, 1/4 cup ketchup
Heat together on stove in a soup pot then bake in oven for an hour.
Great picnic item!

Well, that's my contribution for this week. I don't know how much longer I can keep this up. (I really don't cook), but the garden is making me : ))
Happy Friday everyone.


  1. It does look really fresh and yummy. Your hot pepper napkins are cute too. One really has to know how to cook zucchini so it turns out well. The addition of the cheese is a good idea.

  2. We love calico beans... we call them cowboy beans... same thing though.

    Great kid friendly meal!

  3. I love all the YUMMY!!! ideas THANKS!!! Geri

  4. I just learn so much about American cooking following and reading these blogs.

  5. I would love for you to join me on Crock Pot Wednesday at Come check out what it being given away for this inaugural event.

  6. Hi Shirley,
    We too are eating from the garden so many vegis that often we do a meatless meal. This of course leaves some room for cake for dessert! Good plan, huh?
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  7. Everything looks delicious. What time is dinner??? Glad I found your blog. Hope you can stop by soon. Connie


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