I just made my last green pepper casserole. I harvested the last four or five green peppers from the vine. It's a great recipe. A woman created it for her kids who didn't like whole green peppers stuffed with hamburgers and rice. You cut up the green peppers and put them in layers with hamburger - I use turkey burger - green peppers, and rice. You pour tomato sauce - or chicken broth - over the layers, then top with cheese when it's done to melt the cheese.
Last week, I enjoyed my last set of green beans from my garden. They were delicious. They were about the fifth set I’ve had this season. Unfortunately, I got shingles and wasted some because I wasn’t feeling well enough to eat them
Zucchinis were a highlight in my garden for the first part of the summer. We made chocolate zucchini cake, which was a big hit. When I returned from vacation, the gardener had picked a huge pile of them and put them on the patio so they wouldn’t grow any larger. However, in July, I had to pull up the vines because they had lots of tiny black bugs on the underside of the leaves.
Mistakes I made this year? I put the zucchini plants in my raised bed garden. They grew so huge that they covered the row of carrots I planted next to it. Needless to say, I didn’t get any carrots. I have a place next to the raised bed garden where I’ll put them next year.
What I did better was to plant partial rows of lettuce and spinach. That way there wasn’t as much to eat at once. I’m supposed to be replanting them now for a fall garden, but I haven’t done it yet.
I didn’t plant much kale this year. Unfortunately, it has some buggy-looking stuff on it again. I need to figure out how to avoid it next year.
No tomatoes this year. I’m supposed to avoid acid foods due to stomach problems. I miss the bacon and tomato sandwiches, but I don’t miss the stomach aches.