Dinner Picked From The Garden!


There’s something special about being able to say that you fed your family from your own backyard. Last weekend we decided to see if our potatoes were ready to harvest. This was our first time growing potatoes and according to our local newspaper this monsoon season has been the second wettest July on record. So Hunky Hubs was a little concerned about our potatoes rotting in the ground instead of growing. Sunday he decided to dig one up.

The first one he dug up was massive! It was huge! I didn’t realize yellow potatoes could get so big. And silly me thought that if you planted one potato (which is a root) that you would only get one potato. I was wrong. From one potato plant, we got about 5 or 6 potatoes, 13 potatoes total since we didn’t plant that many. We kinda just planted them as an experiment. But now that we’ve done this once. We so want to do it next spring!

As Hunky Hubs was pulling the potatoes out, he knew to dig up all around where the plant was for more potatoes. I would not have thought to do that. I was surprised when he just kept digging more and more up.


Our line of freshly grown potatoes. 
J myster got really excited when he saw the potatoes and was anxious to help us clean them up. He followed me into the house to get a big bowl to contain them. 
Daddy would wash off the potatoes with the hose and J myster would put the potatoes in the bowl. 
Home Grown Dinner! 

J myster was proud of himself for not only helping but being able to carry the big bowl of potatoes into the house by himself. And in this picture I totally saw he needed a haircut, so daddy gave him a buzz that night and we decided to make sure we had steak and potatoes on the menu for the following night.

 We baked three of our lovely potatoes for an hour and added all the loaded potato toppings including fresh windowsill chives. 
Happily eating his loaded smashed potatoes. 
And this is B’s “CHEESE” face. He scrunches it up when I get the camera out and says ‘deeez”.
We still have the rest of the potatoes to eat, so I’ll be frying them and mashing them up in the coming weeks! 
In the pick above we also got one ripe jalapeno that I added to some spicy bean dip later that weekend.
 We are definitely growing more eatables in our garden next year! I can’t wait!

What have you been growing in your garden?

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7 thoughts on “Dinner Picked From The Garden!

  1. I’ve never really considered gardening, mainly because I’m lazy and don’t want to keep up with it! But your potatoes look so yummy…maybe I’ll have to give it a try next year. I want a loaded baked potato now 🙂

  2. Sweetie’s the gardener in the family and we’ve had tomatoes, banana peppers, green onions, pole green beans during summer and now he’s going to get ready for fall planting. Not too shabby for gardening out of clearance plastic Easter buckets huh?? There really is no comparison or greater taste than the produce you eat from your own garden. BB2U

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