Swiss Chard Year 2

Last year I planted Swiss Chard in the early spring (like they tell you to). I’m obviously no master gardener, so when September rolled around and my Swiss Chard was still tiny, I assumed I just did it wrong. When we did our fall clean out of the garden, I chose to leave the Swiss Chard, as it still looked like it was growing. When the plant sprouted seeds, I cut them off.  Shockingly it made it all the way through the winter (despite articles I read about frost killing it), and about a month ago it began growing like a weed! How cool. I don’t know if this is common, I couldn’t find any articles that said this was normal, but who knows. Washington is so mild in its seasons, and the soil is so moist and rich that things seem to just love to grow here.

Tonight for dinner Mr. Gaunt grilled turkey burgers and I made french fries and our first batch of Swiss Chard. I sauteed it using this recipe, and it was delish, Mr. Gaunt even liked it. I’m excited to eat a lot more Swish Chard, as there are a ton of recipes out there for using it. Anyone have any favorite recipes? Ive made lasagna with it, but nothing else.

Swiss Chard Lasagna

Ok I added Kale too…lol!

We got Swiss Chard in our Door to Door Organics box last week, so I made the BEST lasagna I have ever made! I havent had Swiss Chard for a long time, but it tasted just like I remembered, although now I like that taste!

Similar to a regular lasagna I made a ground turkey tomato sauce, Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles, and 2% Ricotta and mozzarella Cheese.

For the Veggie layer I sautéed Onions and mushrooms in a little olive oil, then added a whole bunch of chopped Swiss Chard and kale. saute until the kale and chard are dark and limp.

Put it together like a regular lasagna:

-Noodles

-Ricotta

-Veggies

-Meat Sauce

REPEAT.

To with a little mozzarella.

Follow the baking instructions on your lasagna noodle box.

We ate this for days! So yummy and healthy. Loved it.  Now I’m just trying to figure out what to do with all the Beets I have in my fridge. Any Ideas are welcome.