Fall in Minnesota is harvest time. With a day off from work, I needed to tend to my garden. My garden is not the typical garden, it is rather unique. When my boys were younger, I wanted to keep space in the backyard for them to run and play soccer, badminton, or other sports and yet still grow some produce. So, I created a garden in planters on my deck and in the retaining wall of my patio. This part of my garden is 1 foot wide and 40 feet long. Several trellises create a vertical garden with some of the plants growing 12 feet tall, reaching to my deck.
From my garden, I had a fresh cucumber salad for lunch. For dinner, I had lots of fresh veggies to use – peas, peppers, onion, tomatoes, zucchini and carrots, and some freshly picked apples. It seemed to me that roasted veggies would be a good idea.
Later, while running errands, I heard that today was National Linguine Day.
Great idea to add to my roasted veggies! When I returned home and looked in the cupboard – no linguine. Oh well, spaghetti noodles work just as well. So, dinner tonight was Spaghetti(Linguine) with Roasted Vegetables, Meatloaf and Sliced Zestar Apples.
Linguine with Roasted Vegetables Recipe
1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)