Red Cabbage Slaw

Red-Cabbage-Slaw

The garden is producing like crazy right now. I went out to pick green beans and noticed that of few of the red cabbage were ready to be harvested. Since summer means fresh vegetables and barbecues I decided to make some red cabbage slaw to go with our barbecued chicken! It’s a great change from the usual coleslaw made with green cabbage.

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Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Italian-Sausage-Stuffed-Zuc

The zucchini plants are starting to produce in my garden. I’m being drowned in zucchini! Each year I swear I won’t plant as many zucchini as the year before but I do anyway. We’ve already had fried breaded zucchini and I’ve shredded zucchini for bread. I’m dehydrating it so I can add it to soups in the winter and I’ve thought about canning some pickled zucchini. And of course some will go to the food bank. Tonight I’m making Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats for dinner. I love the combination of zucchini and Italian sausage. The dish is a little spicy, a little sweet, and altogether delicious!

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Make Your Own – Convenience Foods

 Convenience-Foods

 

I admit I actually like the taste of many convenience foods and there are days it’s just so much easier to grab a box than make something from scratch. But I still prefer homemade to store bought so I thought it would be great to have the best of both worlds. Why not give it a whirl and make your own convenience foods?

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Make Your Own – Salad Dressings

Make Your Own – Salad Dressings

 

My family has always been salad eaters so it can feel like a real crisis around here if we run out of certain salad dressings and have not noticed until right before dinner. And with all the chemical additives found in most commercially prepared dressings it just feels right to make our favorites at home. Once you try it you may find you love to make your own salad dressings!

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