-end of summer yum-

This was lunch today:

 Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

8-10 strips bacon
1 head cauliflower
1 bunch broccoli
1 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. diced onion

Break cauliflower and broccoli into small pieces. Crumble bacon; stir in. Combine mayo, sugar, milk and onion. Stir into broccoli and cauliflower; mix well. Refrigerate until chilled.

Zucchini Casserole

2 medium zucchini
1 large onion
2 medium tomatoes
5-6 slices butter
1/2 – 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Dice vegetables. Mix well in a baking dish and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place butter on top of casserole; bake at 375 for 1 hour. Add mozzarella cheese during last 20 minutes of baking.

Someone asked me this summer what I think is the hardest thing about living here at Bethel Camp. I came up with an answer, but later I realized that it wasn’t quite true. One of the hardest things for Roger and me is missing out on fresh garden produce all summer long. We love to cook in the summer. We love to eat in the summer. And it’s the simple things we love the most. Fresh corn on the cob, tomato sandwiches, zucchini casserole, salads with lettuce from our garden, sauteed kale, fried yellow squash, fried green tomatoes. (I haven’t had a fried green tomato yet this year!)  If we weren’t completely consumed by summer camp, we’d have a big garden and spend evenings and mornings working in it together. We’d snap green beans and freeze them, and can tomato juice.

But it’s a small sacrifice really. I wouldn’t trade all the garden produce in the world for the fact that my husband has a job that he can pour his whole heart and soul into. My children eat canned vegetables all during the best weeks of the summer gardening season, but they’re surrounded daily by the godly influence of the incredible people on our summer staff.

And… we still have a little bit of summer left. Tomorrow maybe I’ll go check our neglected garden and see if I can find some tomatoes. We have friends who share their garden produce with us. And there’s always the produce stand in Jackson…


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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One Response to -end of summer yum-

  1. Aims says:

    Oh yum. That does look delicious. I have broc & caulif in my fridge, but no bacon. Just might have to make a quick trip to the store! 😉


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