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Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Garden Goodies in Winter

Today is the last day of February for 2024.  

Hopefully it's the last day of our winter as well.  Although, every day has been up and down weather, and yes, more snow yesterday.


I've been focusing meals on what we froze from the garden, what was stocked up in the freezer, and what's in the pantry as well.  It's getting close to spring, and we still have a lot of green beans and green peppers in our freezer.

I didn't get a lot of photos, as we were enjoying our dinner, but here was what I came up with recently.

Dinner - meatball casserole with dollops of ricotta.  I used homemade frozen (then cooked) meatballs, and home canned tomato sauce for this.  I also thawed some diced yellow squash and added that to the sauce (I wanted asparagus, but we were out).  The squash was also from the garden.

 The meatballs are made with organic oats vs. bread crumbs.  We topped the meatball "casserole" over frozen and thawed garden spaghetti squash.  In the future, I will layer the spaghetti squash in the baking dish first, and bake it all together.  Either way, it was delicious.

I roasted green beans using frozen garden green beans. I used homemade garlic powder, then when it came out of the oven, added some parmesan cheese.

I baked a dozen sausage egg cups, with our farm fresh eggs, and one cup of already cooked sage sausage from the freezer.

I'm already making breakfast plans, to use some delicious garden bell peppers we froze last year.  There will be some scrambles, hash/egg dishes, more egg cups, and crust-less quiches or breakfast bakes.  I will be adding them to lunch and dinner as well.  They are delicious in omelets.

What's your favorite way to use frozen (diced) bell peppers from your garden?  

Garden Goodies in Winter   © Feb 2024 by Kristina at Pioneer Woman at Heart


Debi said...

I also have and abundance of green peppers in the freezer! I like to throw them in soup, eggs, potatoes, rice... pretty much anything. We had an abundant harvest last year for the first time ever, I think that's why we still have so many left in the freezer!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Debi, we too has a bountiful green pepper season last year. We use a lot for weekend omelets, but have not made them lately. I too add them to about everything. I think one year I even made green pepper pesto (with fresh green peppers). We typically stuff them in halves and freeze them, but for some reason I never got any frozen like that.