A few people asked what we do with our chard from the garden. Usually we pull the leafy goodness from the stem, wash, spin, chop and saute with garlic. Yum! Very yum, actually! The way that it cooks down to next to nothing makes you feel as though you are ingesting loads of vitamins and minerals.
Today we decided to do something a little different. The recipe came from Epicurious.com - it is a Chard, Tomato and CHEESE cassarole..
So, here is the big ol' bunch of chard all de-stemmed, chopped and cleaned:
Chopping is a form of meditation for me. Here are the peppers that I got tooohtally on the cheap - on the overripe shelf - 4 for .79 cents! They were only the tiniest bit soft. The ones here were chopped along with the yellow onions.
Everything got all nice, sauteed and happy as I cooked up a bit of chicken sausage to go on top (not in the recipe). Yum!
Then add sliced tomatoes and cheese:
Final - Final......
Toasty cheesy yum. Nice unique way to deal with the abundance of chard in our garden!
Maybe you'll like it too?