Everyday Mom's Meals: First Pick Of The Summer

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

First Pick Of The Summer

Do you remember me telling you how both of my "boys" have green thumbs? Well, they do. That's right, instead of 2 green in the family, we have 4. (And yes, I realize that leaves me out. There is a reason for that. As my friend, who is also plant challenged, says, "The only thing I can grow is a kid!") Adam and Alex take pride in what they can grow, how much they can grow and then look to me to use all of their harvest! This year however, we aren't sure how well anything is going to grow because of the serious drought we here in Indiana, like so many across the nation, have been contending with for weeks now. For those of you who aren't experiencing it, I'll give you a little insight as to what our area looks like. Due to lack of rain, most  yards are the color of straw, some of the trees' leaves are already starting to turn to fall colors, and since the beginning of May my husband has only mowed lawn once. The farmers in our area are really struggling and we are literally praying for rain every day. With these being the conditions we are dealing with, you can imagine our shock last week when Monkey and I were checking the garden to find we had some green onions ready to pick! Now the tops were a little brown, and they weren't as big as we normally would like, but they were there and we did not want to risk the chance of losing them, so we picked them. Alex was so excited: "Mommy we grew these!!" I knew it was the perfect time to try a new dip recipe I had saved for some time. Super simple and ready in no time, this is perfect to put out for those "drop by" guests that always seem to happen in the summer time! Chips, crackers, vegetables...it is perfect with all of them. I'm so happy, that no matter what the rain forecast hold, we can say our garden wasn't a total bust! The boys work so hard and deserve that sense of accomplishment. How is your garden fairing where you are?

Green Onion Dip From Cooks.com
1 c. sour cream
2 tsp. beef bouillon granules
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. green onion, finely chopped, plus extra for garnish

In a small bowl whisk sour cream, bouillon and Worcestershire. Add onions and mix well. Garnish w/ extra onions. Chill until serving.

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Kara @ Just1Step said...

Any suggestions for substitutions to make it gluten free? Most boullion cubes have gluten in them, so I doubt I can get boullion granules. :(

(But I love quick dip recipes!)

Krista said...

Can you buy beef broth that is gluten free? If so, maybe just add a couple teaspoons of that. The granules add a beef flavor and salt. So be sure to add some salt to compensate. Or if broth doesn't work either, add a little extra Worcestershire.

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Yup, I can buy gluten-free beef broth. Thanks for the tips. :)

Ellen B Cookery said...

I love dips and have green onion in my garden. Thanks for sharing!

The Mandatory Mooch said...

This sounds easy and yummy!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi