Planning Dinner from the Garden Harvest – Farm Fresh Tuesday (#9)

Do you need some ideas on what to make for dinner using fresh ingredients from the garden or from your CSA box? Than you are in the right place! Today I will be sharing several ideas to help you in planning dinner from the garden harvest! Meal Planning and Garden Harvest With our first real garden harvest picked just the other day, I was trying to figure out how to use it for dinner. As a result, I was inspired this week to share as my featured articles on today’s blog hop, other recipes shared in our Farm Fresh Tuesday’s blog hop that used farm fresh ingredients in a dinner recipe! Having some recipes using your fresh homegrown veggies in your repertoire, will make summer meal planning simple and easy! Hopefully, the following ideas might help with your meal planning this summer! Be sure to check out ALL the articles shared in our blog hop posts, to find more recipes shared throughout the summer using farm fresh produce. The best places to acquire in season veggies are from your own garden, a CSA box subscription or your local farmers market. Before we get to those featured articles this week, I will share my recipe from the other night using my first real garden harvest this year! Be sure to check out my article about how I track my Garden Harvest Tally each year! Using in Season Ingredients for Dinner Sunday I harvested what I would consider our first real harvest from the garden. This included kale, swiss chard, and our first cucumbers and bell peppers! I brought it all in the house washed it up and started planning dinner from the garden harvest. With all the greens I had, I figured a salad would be a…

Hearty Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats

Now that fall is in the air, it is Pumpkin Spice season! I am a true fan of all things with cinnamon, so I am a die hard Pumpkin Spice fan! It is getting down into the 40’s here at night and we had to pull out the down comforter last night as I just couldn’t get warm! So it’s time to start those chilly mornings off right with a nice hearty warm breakfast. Last week I shared with you how to Preserve your Pumpkin and Winter Squash by Roasting and Freezing. This week, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite ways to use up some of that frozen pumpkin. When the mornings are chilly, there is nothing like a warm bowl of hearty steel cut oats to warm your soul. Add in a little maple syrup, pumpkin spice and some pecans or walnuts, and life is good. This is a whole foods vegetarian recipe that can easily be made vegan/plant based. I hope you enjoy this recipe for Hearty Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats as much as I do! Please pop over to our Amazon Shop to see all of our favorite Homesteading, Gardening and Kitchen tools! You might also be interested in our article 7 Reasons Why You Should Grow Blue Jarrahdale Pumpkins. The Ingredients:   I like Bob’s Red Mill Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, as they cook in 7 minutes instead of 20. I am not a morning person to begin with, so anything that makes my morning quick and easy is a good thing! You will also need Pumpkin Puree (to make your own for the freezer, see my post from last week here) and Pumpkin Pie Spice. You can make your own Pumpkin…