When I was a kid, my mom decided to plant a garden. I was delighted with the notion, and made big plans to be an integral part of this garden planting business. Then kaboom! I got home one day to discover that my mother had planted the whole of it without me! Oh, the pain! The sadness! The drama! After drying my tears, I huffily marched to the garage, grabbed a spade and a shovel, and cleared my own little garden plot. Since the only vegetables I really ate were carrots and cucumbers, I proceeded to plant those two items ... heavy on the cukes.
I promptly forgot about my mother's great garden betrayal, as well as the garden itself. A couple months later my mom began harvesting, and I thought, "Hey, yeah ... I have a garden, too!" Upon inspection, I discovered a small plot (ahem ... weed bed) that was filled with cucumbers. And so a gardener was born.
This season, my husband and I planted too many summer squash plants, in which we are now wading. Hence today's Grilled Veggie Pizza ... it's that time of year, and it's an easy and amazing way to use up your bountiful harvest. Enjoy!