Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Adventures in Food

Clunking around in my head this week has been the winners of last year's garden and food preserving.

Winners-
frozen apples, but freeze with no peels, crisp, oatmeal, cake-this ROCKS
Salsa-I will have to make even more this year, the family LOVES it
Tomato puree-I have some fantastic tomato soup made from scratch with tomato puree
Strawberry jam
Peach jam
Black and Blue Jam (blackberry and blueberry)
Apple Butter-to quote #3, "it is like apple pie on toast"
Dill pickles-the family hates store dill pickles but loves homemade ones, whoda figured?
Green Tomato Relish
Pinto beans
Mango chips (dehydrated)
Banana puree-figured out a way to can those brown bananas that were taking over the freezer
Homemade deli meat
apple pie-frozen, Rebecca came over and taught me and we love having apple pie on demand, in 1 hour

Not Winners-
Green beans canned using frozen store bought green beans, had to try it
Bean and bacon soup-it got funky
Crabapple syrup, only DH and #5 like it
Banberry jam-it is not flying off the shelves like the other jams so they either forgot about it or don't like it

I need another freezer. I don't have enough room to freeze all the broccoli or apples. And, I can't believe I am writing this, but I could use more jars. sigh

1 comment:

ScrappinCindy said...

Yes, the girls are definately different. But miracle of miracles, Scout has finally decided he LIKES to write! He is writing a lot of historical fiction (of course lol) So hang in there; you never know when the bulb will go off.
Cindy