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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Last Night's Dinner

Sorry, please excuse me, but I just feel this need to gush. I was so very pleased yesterday evening.

Two of my kids made dinner. The 18 year old boy made better-than-ordinary grilled cheese sandwiches (with good, 12 grain bread, fresh tomato slices, and a variety of tasty cheeses), and helped me pick out salad ingredients. The 11 year old girl also helped with salad ingredients and made the salad. They were both really good. After dinner, the 16 year old girl made dessert, strawberry cheesecake bagles.

The salad had ordinary bagged salad mix, to which we added mushrooms, grapes, mustard greens, sugar snap peas, green onions, garlic greens, and celery. The exciting part is that the mustard greens, sugar snap peas, green onions, and garlic greens came out of our garden.

For dessert, we found something we'd never seen before: a tub of ready-to-eat cheesecake filling. We put that on blueberry bagles, and sliced our home-grown strawberries on top.

I just can't say enough what a thrill it is: It isn't even summer yet, and already we're loading our table with homegrown goodies. In another few weeks we'll be adding to the strawberries, snap peas, onions, garlic, and mustard greens with three kinds of peppers (from very hot to very mild) and more than half a dozen kinds of tomatoes.

It's hard to see a garden and not stop to give thanks. God is a generous Lord!