Thursday, October 02, 2008

Apples and Tomatoes and Veggies, Oh My!

Last Sunday we went apple picking. Our first family apple picking event ever. I may have gone once as a kid myself, but I don't frankly remember. I've picked cherries and blueberries and strawberries and a few other things ending with -ies, but no apples.

Anyway, the past few days have been spent working on applesauce, freezing apples to make apple crisp (easier and, in my opinion, better than pie) as well as freezing a bunch of my veggies from our farm share.

I haven't been very good about eating all that we have gotten, but what we haven't eaten, I have been storing away. Kale for lasagna or spaghetti sauces or fruit smoothies, and this week tomatoes and onions and a few other good veggies.

Originally, I was thinking through canning, I have the jars and equipment. Except that after researching I have found a few places that say tomatoes taste better when frozen and frankly, the process is SO much easier I thought I would give it a try.

Ziploc bags full of tomatoes, chopped onions, carrots, broccoli & cauliflower. Not to mention tons of apples and apple sauce!


Anonymous said...

that pic of your hubby...the way the apples look behind him it almost appears that he is throwing hundreds of apples over his shoulder! HAHA

sarah cool said...

freezing!!! hadn't thought of that!!! how are you freezing the apples and tomatoes - sliced? whole?

Jean said...

yay for fun apple picking! And I'm totally coming to your house in case the world comes to a screeching halt. You have a storehouse of food! or...freezer full that is. :)

Stacey said...

How did you learn to do all of these wonderful things?!? You're amazing!

Luanne said...

Good for you! You take such good care of your family!! I love the baby punkin' picture too. She is SOOO cute!