A seed was planted the day we visited our local library…
Who knew that there was such a thing as a seed library — it’s true, you can check out up to three packets of seeds and unlike books, there is no due date . As I watched my boys, I realized there was no longer an excuse not to try to grow my own garden. I have been contemplating it for a long time but always felt that I didn’t have the knowledge or the skills to grow a garden.
I have grown my own herbs for a while but for some reason, a vegetable garden just seems like too big of a commitment, especially in Florida. Seeing how interested Reis and Riley were in growing our own food — made me want to give it a shot.
As we began digging through the drawers of seeds choosing which ones we would start with, we noticed that there was also information about a community garden in our neighborhood. How did we not know about this?
We left the library with our three packets and books on gardening in hand and headed directly to the local community garden.
That’s when I realized that gardens don’t have to be perfect. They are a place for new beginning, growth and a great learning experience.
We are joining our local community garden and can’t wait to see what is ahead. Visions of peppers, onions, tomatoes, watermelons and more… we are excited to start this journey and look forward to the experience of learning and growing together.
What could be more fun to tackle as a family?
There has been a lot of planning and choosing what vegetable we would love to have on hand for some of our favorite recipes. The best part is that we can help replenish the seed library. Although there is no due date, there is so much satisfaction in helping to bring back seeds from fruits and veggies that you know have thrived in your community.
The Sunday Supper Family is excited to welcome American Family Insurance around the family table. American Family Insurance is the champion of Dreams and wants to encourage our Dreams. By staying active and making healthy food choices, you and your family are better equipped to #ChooseDreams.
Thank you American Family for inspiring these 20 fantastic Sunday Supper Recipes from the Garden:
- Asparagus Penne with Bacon Cream Sauce by Country Girl In The Village
- Basil, Honey and Walnut Gelato by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Chimichurri Skirt Steak by Magnolia Days
- Garden Foccacia by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Garden Vegetable Lasagna by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Greek Stuffed Tomato by Yours And Mine Are Ours
- Herb Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Sweet Peppers by Daily Dish Recipes
- Herbed Chicken Kabobs by Momma?s Meals
- Individual Indian Corn Pudding Souffles by Delaware Girl Eats
- Lemon Herb Slow Cooker Roast Chicken by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Rosemary and Lemon Chicken Thighs with Asparagus by Bobbi?s Kozy Kitchen
- Rosemary Cornbread by Alida?s Kitchen
- Salmon Peppers and Onions by Family Foodie
- Spinach Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce by Cindy?s Recipes and Writings
- Strawberry Basil Pasta Salad by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Summer Pasta Puttanesca by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Three Cheese Naan Pizza with Sausage, Mushrooms, and Arugula by Neighborfood
- Tortellini with Garden Fresh Pesto by The Foodie Army Wife
- Quinoa Tabbouleh by Supper for a Steal
- White Bean Cilantro Chopped Vegetable Salad by Shockingly Delicious
Our family enjoys Sausage Peppers and Onions so much and we wanted to create the same sauce and smell but wanted a healthier version. Since we are huge salmon lovers, this recipe for Salmon Peppers and Onions seemed to be the perfect solution.
Sunday Supper Movement member Jennifer from Peanut Butter and Peppers is hosting this week. Jen will also be joining Chef Dennis Littley of A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis and Sunday Supper founder Isabel Laessig of Family Foodie for a live Google+ chat on May 28 at 5pm CT to discuss Recipes from the Garden with American Family Insurance! You can learn more about this fun event by clicking here!
For even more inspiration, follow the Recipes from the Garden #ChooseDreams Pinterest board, or connect with American Family Insurance on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+,YouTube, or LinkedIn! And don’t forget our live twitter chat on Sunday evening at 7pm ET following the #SundaySupper hashtag – we’re chatting with AmFam, and we would love for you to bring your favorite tips and recipes from the garden and join the fun!
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our#SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.
This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.