I had enough to can ketchup. The tomatoes are officially done in the garden however. It's time to start pulling dead plants out now.
Dinner - grilled steaks that were marinated, baked sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus. Hubby was called into work, just as the steaks hit the grill.
I creamed the organic butter (you could use homemade too), and mixed in 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese, and 1 Tbsp. of Jack Daniel's Whiskey.
Chop enough parsley and chives to get about 1 Tbsp. each and add that to the mixture. I just picked mine from my herb garden, but I'm thinking this would be good with a few other herbs too. Hmm.
Anyway, next mince and crush one small clove of garlic (I just used my mincer then pressed with the side of a knife), and mix that in the butter mixture.
I did not roll my butter up, as the recipe stated. I simply put it in a glass container, which could be later put into the freezer until the next time we need it. I does become very solid in the refrigerator, so I have to take it out to soften just a bit before the meal. Original recipe is from the Jack Daniel's Cookbook, by Lynne Tolley and Mindy Merrell. I simply adapted it with organic/homegrown ingredients.
Organic/grass fed beef is terribly expensive. It was our "treat" dinner, considering I only had to cook for four last night.
The weather has been so wonderful, and I was visited by a yellow/black finch, and this butterfly on the porch.
After a long day at the stove, I relaxed on the porch with Youngest Daughter. Both of us had a small pity party discussing that we wish were were camping. We are looking forward to cards on the porch tonight.