ON THE MENU MONDAY~ Week Of June 25, 2012

Eggplant blossom and tiny developing Eggplant

My garden has taken off! The head lettuce are large and plump… the peppers and tomatoes are growing and maturing nicely and the zucchini is taking over the garden and may only be outdone by the cucumbers!  The eggplant are showing off the prettiest flowers! Life is good in the garden!

I look forward to walking in my garden in the morning and evening… watching the progress, picking weeds here and there and gathering in produce!  Right now my zucchinis are going crazy.

 I just love zucchini attitude! They try SO hard! You plant them… and once acclimated to their surrounds they go about growing and producing and fulfilling their veggie destiny with such GUSTO! They want to do a good job… give it all they’ve got … they are like the little engine that could… well sorta.

I think they are the people pleasers of the vegetable world. They want you to notice their good effort! They want you to like them…so they are going to give you more zucchinis than you and your neighborhood could possibly ever use! They seem to be making up for their common green-as-grass color and baseball bat shape with their eager little personality!

It must be draining being a zucchini!  One day you look out and there they are… totally exhausted and spent. They have given you everything they have… and are done! And when a zucchini is done… it’s DONE!

But their hard working, people pleasing attitude will live on in our memories… and pantries and freezers till next spring!

Here’s what’s ON THE MENU…


Hamburgers On The Grill
Hamburger Fixins
Cucumber Salad
Sage-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops With Roasted Tomato Salsa
Thai-Styled Grilled Eggplant
Rosemary And Lemon Roasted Chicken
Garden Lettuce With Lemon Vinaigrette
Orange Poached Salmon
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Artichoke And Chicken Stuffed Shells
Ceasar Salad
Leek And Onion Tart
Tomato And Olives
Artisan Grilled Pizza
Garden Salad With Italian Herbed Vinaigrette


Leek And Onion Tart

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  1. says

    I love your Pizzucchini. Our UPS man actually told me about this dish years ago when I was lamenting the size of some of my Zucchini “that got away” and weren’t picked soon enough. It’s been a summer staple ever since! We’ve always said Zucchini Pizza, but Pizzucchini it a lot more fun.

  2. says

    Hi Yvonne, I’m not seeing a link up, either. I enjoyed reading your menu and can’t wait to try the pizzucchini…we have lots!!

  3. says

    Wow I’m so glad that I realized that you came back…I had just joined you before and you were closing down…I love the menu and can’t wait to try some of the recipes…have a great evening…with love Janice

  4. says

    Hi Yvonne,
    We have those lovely Zucchini coming out our ears, so to speak,. We are giving them away, cooking them, and eating them as fast as we can, we are grateful for such an abundant harvest this year. Your Sage Pork Chops look delicious, I want to give them a try. Hope you have a fabulous week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  5. says

    Hi sweet Ivonne!
    I am thrilled to be at your party, you cannot imagine! I love evrything with zucchini, so wow, you got the greatest recipe here! What a menu too!! Thank you for hosting and specially for having me, I so appreciate it! Have a great week.

  6. says

    It looks like a delicious week at StoneGable!! I’ve pinned the Pizzuchini recipe from that website. I have several great looking zucchini plants, so this recipe will definitely come in handy!! Thank you for hosting this great party!

  7. says

    Yvonne, You are set for the week and everything really sounds delicious. Those who sit around your table are most fortunate. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  8. says

    Yvonne, I just stir fried zucchini and yellow squash for my MINI WEES (grand kids) for lunch. They were grown by my BIL and the zucchini were enormous. They gave their all just as you said so well. I linked for the first time because I rarely post recipes but I do cook all the time. Recipes make me anxious….terribly so. Thanks bunches for hosting, olive

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