First garden graze
When it comes to meal planning, is there anything better than coming home from work and deciding what to eat for dinner based on what's available in the garden?
Last night, I picked some spinach, which I had to wash thoroughly due to recent rain (yay!) which made it dirty.
Then I decided to add some green onion tops (from my walking onion patch) and some garlic scape (which is simply the green part of the garlic & is quite delicious). If you plant green onions and garlic in the same bed (which I did, in a couple places) you can tell them apart because the garlic is flatter.
I chopped the garlic & onion tops, as well as the spinach, then sauteed the green stuff with some leftover ham from Easter.
I was hungry & decided to go for simple, so I just scrambled some eggs and searched the fridge for interesting cheese. I was going to go for parmesan, but found some blue cheese that was a bit old, so figured I should use that. But seriously, what happens when blue cheese gets old? It's already moldy & smelly!
I love blue cheese and probably got too carried away with it. My scrambled eggs were a bit flavorful, to say the least, between all the garlic & the blue cheese. But they tasted great with the cheesy cornbread that was still left over from Easter.
I didn't use all the spinach I picked, so I told my son, who came home hungry later, where to find it in the fridge. He was impressed that it came out of my garden & used some on a ham sandwich.
If you haven't planted spinach yet, it may be too late, especially since we seem to be having an early, warm spring. Spinach doesn't like hot weather. In addition to planting it in the fall, I keep experimenting with planting it in semi-shady areas in hopes of having it last beyond June. So far, it hasn't happened, but at least I get to enjoy it often before the weather hits 90.