I'm trying to figure out ways to eat more fruits and vegetables (and have my family eat more!). We just so happen to have a Farmers Market right by us that we can walk to and so I've been stocking up. The problem was that no one was eating any of the fruits and I'd forget what fruits and veggies I had bought. I feel horrible throwing out trash bags of expired and old food SO I decided to rearrange my fridge so that the fruits and veggies are visible and to start having my meals revolve around the vegetable.
Growing up in a house of meat and potatoes (and lots of bread and pasta), my meal plans have always gone like this: Main dish (usually involving meat), then the sides (pasta or potatoes) and THEN the veggies, well not any more! About a week ago, I started planning out my veggie dishes first. Boring you say? I'm on a mission to make them not so boring and I'll keep you posted out that goes.
Since vegetables are so quick I always make them last minute but the other night I did veggies in the crockpot and they came out perfect and with lots of flavor. I bought everything at the Farmers Market (organic stuff of course). This isn't some exciting recipe...just giving you a new way to make your veggies. You can use whatever is in season. My farmers market had all different kinds of squash.
This one was a really pretty color green and I also bought the long kind.
I used: Green round squash, yellow round, the green long squash (can't remember the names, Sorry), red potatoes (about 7 small) and 1/2 red onion, 2 corn cobs cut in half.
Clean and chop an assortment of squash. I chopped them into big chunks and threw in some red potatoes cut in half, then added 1/2 a red onion (sliced).
I put a tablespoon of Olive Oil and tossed them with my favorite seasonings.
Then, I boiled 2 cups water with 2 tbs Tomato Bouillon an poured it over the mixture.
I cooked it on high for 2 hours and then low for 2 hours. I even threw in some corn on the cobs on top. I wish I had a finished picture but honestly, I forgot...but didn't look much different finished ;)
I served it with a "side" of lemon chicken and a salad. I promise to take more pics next time!