My version on Sadie's Quilt from Jo's Little Women Club #6.
Same cute girl, same birthday hat, 'nother party. The birthday girl finally gets a party with her friends. (Do you recognize that birthday cake, Kim?)
Mia, the clean up committee!
I grow a small garden every year. Nothing much...just a few things that we really like. It was overcast this afternoon when I went outside to take the quilt picture and I realized it was a perfect day to take a few pictures of my garden. Please pardon the weeds, it's just been too darn hot to work outside.
Every year I plant one zucchini.....
and one yellow straight neck squash.
Tomatoes are a must! These are a few of the little pear tomatoes that I planted this year. I also grow several Roma tomato plants, but they're not ripe yet. We actually harvested our first pear tomatoes last night, but they got washed in the garden hose and quickly eaten!
Some years I'll plant a pepper or chili. This year it was an Anaheim chili. Pretty mild stuff.
I typically saute' our zucchini and yellow squash together with some onion, salt and pepper OR I steam them in a pan. My friend, Susie, gave me a great suggestion for those zucchinis that get left on the plant a day or two longer than they should. You know...those GIANT ones? Just slice them about 1/2" thick, dip them in an egg wash, then in some seasoned flour and fry them in olive oil. This is how I made them yesterday as a late evening snack. I thought they tasted a little like eggplant, but my cynical children said they tasted like fried squash. Go figure.
That's the end of the show!