I am sharing this post on GNOWGFLINS Tuesday twister HERE.
I have been vegetable gardening since 1976. That first garden I still think was the best I ever had. It was not very large, but a friend brought in some sheep manure for us and I had some spoiled hay and used that on top of newspapers for mulch. I had so few green bean plants that I knew them individually. Truly. I picked green beans every day, Monday through Saturday, and if I had 1 quart to can, I canned 1 quart. I kept it up until the day we actually moved from that house and I had canned 90 quarts! That lasted us for 2 years. Money was very tight during those years. I remember snapping beans, nursing the baby and watching the pressure gauge on the canner all at the same time.
Through the years of raising our family, of course we did eat some fresh things from the garden, but I think my main focus was on putting food by. Now my thinking goes more like this.... "Hmmm... what should we have for supper? What is out in the garden that I could use?" And I start there.
I'll be gone this evening, so when I brought in today's vegetables, I just went ahead and fixed our normal supper for lunch.
Here is what I had. See the little bowl of mung bean sprouts? I had sprouted those a few days ago and needed to use them. Then you can see some green onions, Swiss chard, and some carrots peaking out behind the chard.
We also had a little bowl of radishes.
Here is my marvelous big cast iron wok that I actually bought for $10 on sale several years ago. I heated that up on medium high and added about a Tablespoon of kettle lard.
Then I put in sliced green onions, sliced carrots, and the bean sprouts and stirred it while it cooked for a few minutes. Last, I added the Swiss chard and stirred and cooked until it was nicely wilted.
Here is lunch on my plate: Stir fry over rice with Soy Sauce, and some liver 'n onions.