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Guess what's for dinner tonight?

Post  jenjehle on 5/13/2010, 5:49 pm

Fresh picked from the garden





A combination of Mesclun, Green Ice, Black Seeded Simpson. Unfortunately, I waited a little too long to harvest some of it so a few leaves are bitter but most of it's perfect!

(This is Aaron & Megan, 2 of my 5 kids).

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Post  silverbug on 5/13/2010, 6:00 pm

WOW!!!! I'm green with envy!

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Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/13/2010, 6:19 pm

WOW!!! indeed. What an abundant harvest. I've discovered that sometimes my lettuce tastes a bit bitter, but once the dressing is on it, the bitterness seems to go away. Enjoy!

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Post  Wyldflower on 5/13/2010, 6:22 pm

YUMMMMM!!!

Looks like a great salad in the making!

Your kids look a lot like you!

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Post  jenjehle on 5/13/2010, 7:52 pm

You don't notice any bitterness once you get all those goodies in with the lettuce Smile


And people tell me all the time that my kids look like me! Smile Esp. my daughter.

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Post  Dietryin on 5/13/2010, 9:41 pm

Great job..I think I will harvest some lettuces this weekend. YUM!

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Post  miinva on 5/13/2010, 9:54 pm

Wow, that looks delicious! I trimmed some leaves from my Bull's Blood Beets and had them in an omelet today for lunch, and I trimmed some of the kale, lettuce, and collards to cook up with the green onions I got at the farmer's market Smile Yay for harvest time!

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Post  Theresa on 5/13/2010, 10:34 pm

That's a lot of lettuce!!
The kids look like they are really happy with their harvest too!
Hope you all enjoy your fresh SFG salad!

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Re: Guess what's for dinner tonight?

Post  jenjehle on 5/14/2010, 4:37 am

My kids have a blast gardening! Everytime someone comes over to our house for a visit, the kids make sure to show them what's coming up and what we've planted. Poor Grandma, she's been shown the boxes more times than she can count Smile


They even argue over WHO is going to help me pick things!

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Post  ander217 on 5/14/2010, 7:19 am

Your kids are adorable!

Do you feel guilty, making them want to eat healthy, good food? They're probably going to want to eat this way the rest of their lives. You may even have hooked them on gardening for life. Think of all the money the junk food companies are going to lose because of you!

(And may every mother do the same. Great job.)

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Re: Guess what's for dinner tonight?

Post  jenjehle on 5/14/2010, 9:23 am

Once in a while my kids complain b/c they don't get frozen cardboard pizza like their friends, but very seldom. They get pizza, but I make it myself. I don't buy any processed, convenience foods. About everything I make is from scratch and homemade!


Lucky for me, most of my kids, with the exception of Aaron in the picture, aren't picky. He's my only "particular" eater. He has a taste for JUNK Sad But my little girl would easily be a vegetarian. She'll choose cucumbers over cookies! YEAH!

All the veggies just get better from here! Can't wait to pick even more goodies!

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Post  auntij on 5/14/2010, 12:23 pm

Jen isn't it awesome when kids will try anything ESPECIALLY good foods! I know with my daughter the one thing I am so grateful I implemented when she was a baby was "try one bite". I never forced to eat anything she honestly didn't like. She is now 18 and will try ANYTHING once. She LOVES sushi and adores a good all you can eat salad bar. If she knows you you can offer her anything and she will try it.

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Re: Guess what's for dinner tonight?

Post  jenjehle on 5/15/2010, 12:04 am

We had enough that we had yet more salad with dinner tonight. Chicken breasts marinated in Italian Dressing, corn on the cob, brown rice and fresh lettuce salad from the garden.


As my husband enjoyed his dinner, he asked if there was still salad left. Of course, there was. He said it was "SO good; the veal of all salad mixes. Fresh tasting, delicate texture yet crispy." He proceeded to have a second bowl! And I think he meant it all and wasn't just trying to be nice

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Post  ander217 on 5/15/2010, 8:20 am

I know what you mean about the food being so satisfying. Last night we had a simple dinner - ground pork patties from our own farm-raised pork, a salad from the garden dressed with a simple vinaigrette, cornbread laced with chopped green onions from the garden and made with eggs given to me by a neighbor, and for dessert, my Sweetie and I shared a panna cotta served with strawberries picked from my flower bed a few hours before.

It's only takes a small amount of food to satisfy when it's that fresh and good. I am thankful every day for being so blessed.

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Post  jenjehle on 5/15/2010, 6:00 pm

@ander217 wrote:I know what you mean about the food being so satisfying. Last night we had a simple dinner - ground pork patties from our own farm-raised pork, a salad from the garden dressed with a simple vinaigrette, cornbread laced with chopped green onions from the garden and made with eggs given to me by a neighbor, and for dessert, my Sweetie and I shared a panna cotta served with strawberries picked from my flower bed a few hours before.

It's only takes a small amount of food to satisfy when it's that fresh and good. I am thankful every day for being so blessed.


Wow, now that's impressive! Sounds like you were able to make the best of "home grown" in every sense of the word!

I'd love to have a good, simple, vinaigrette recipe, if you have one! If you can share, that'd be great!

Thanks!

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