I gave in and bought frozen vegetables at the grocery store yesterday. I have had to face the fact that I will not be producing anywhere near enough vegetative matter from the garden this year to keep our family fed in a well-balanced manner (no matter what A. says, two pounds of steak per person does not constitute a full meal). I will not be freezing enough chard, green beans, and maquechoux to take us through the winter. I'm not even going to have enough fresh stuff for the summer.
I had to buy vegetables. It was a sad day. Although I must admit that the convenience of opening a bag and dumping pre-picked, pre-cleaned, and ready to cook vegetables is kind of nice. They don't taste like the real thing, though.
Oh well. Next year. It's my new mantra.