Day 30: Last Blast from the Garden

I posted a McLinky this morning so that if you’d like to share a final post about your progress with the $75 Grocery Spending Challenge, you can go ahead and link directly to your post there. I’m going to give myself a couple more days with the challenge because of our weekend, and will post a final update on Friday.

It’s supposed to freeze around here tonight, so this afternoon we went through the garden and picked anything that looked useful. We got a huge haul.

  • 1/2 bushel of red/orange tomatoes
  • 2 bushels green tomatoes (see what we do with them here!)
  • 3 watermelons
  • 2 cantaloupes
  • a dozen beets (and their greens– useful for stir fries)
  • 7 cabbages– some red, some green
  • 4 dozen or so green and hot peppers
  • 10 cucumbers (lots more in the garden are too big for us, and will go to cows)
  • 6 pumpkins


Breakfast: Yogurt, apples, OJ, and toast

Lunch:  Leftover pasta with chicken, cabbage salad with tomatoes, pumpkin pie

Dinner: Lasagna ( no cottage cheese– ah well– and pepperoni along with a bit of ground beef- we’ll see how that all turns out), spinach salad, watermelon


  1. I just wanted to let you know about an awesome green tomato relish that I just made this week. Of course, you’re probably sick of canning but if not, it tastes great with fish and beef. I used two gallons of green tomatoes (cut up), so if you’re willing to part with that many, shoot me an e-mail!

  2. Gina Crowley says:

    I really want to see a picture of your pantry..and your garden. It must be huge.