Yellow Summer Squash Steam Sauteed


Sauteing summer has never worked well for me. I mean, it works...but not perfectly. I recently figured out that if I partially steam it before sauteing it...the results are quite tasty! Yellow Summer Squash Steam Sauteed Yield - 6-8 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 10 minutes Ingredients 2 medium yellow squash, sliced ($2) 1/4 … [Read more...]

Summer Squash Quesadillas – Grow. Eat. Save.


***These would make a great appetizer for your July 4th BBQ!*** Just sayin'. (OK, just had to get that out of the way.) So for the second time, I've had to pick up the veggie from the market to make my meal for Grow. Eat. $ave. I remember looking through last year's garden posts, and by this time in June 2009 my squash plants were producing a new squash every other … [Read more...]

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Salsa


I had a surplus of about $25 from my August grocery budget.  I decided to go on a "tomato spree." The farmer's market just down the road from me offers a "You Pick" price for Roma tomatoes of $.69/lb.  Not too bad.  Plus we (yes, I took the kids for "the experience") got to have a little fun and learn about "good" and "bad" tomatoes! All that you see above (2 habanero … [Read more...]

Chicken Pasta Primavera – $5 Dinner Challenge


Delicious pasta dish loaded with diced chicken, zucchini, squash, carrots, broccoli, garden fresh tomatoes...tossed in a Parmesan cheese sauce! Chicken Pasta Primavera Yield - 6 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 20 minutes Ingredients 1 box piccolini farfalle pasta ($.50) On sale for $1 matched with $.50 coupon! 2 chicken breasts, diced … [Read more...]

End of Summer Harvest Soup – $5 Dinner Challenge


When I saw this recipe from Steph at A Year of Slow Cooking last week, I just had to make it...seeing that zucchini and squash have been on such great sales lately, this seemed like the perfect to incorporate this last week of summer! And what makes it even more perfect...this morning I woke up and it was a cold 46 degrees outside. Hello, it's still August! The high was just … [Read more...]