Monday, October 1, 2012

What to do with your harvest...

What do you do when fall comes around and you are left with a bunch of produce that your family can't possibly eat in the time it takes produce to go bad? Can it? Preserve it? What if you don't have a canner and you're lazy?  Ok so maybe I'm thinking about me and not you super ladies out there who do it all without even batting an eye. But,  if there is any one else out there who are like me and would most likely be spending time with a good book (see last post), than can produce like a good girl should, here's a quick and handy tip to you, from me, from my friend Daphne.

What Daphne does and I did was get all the zucchini we wouldn't be using immediately and grate it all up. Then once my grater was full I just measured two cups worth into plastic bags and wa-la! Now if I have a hankerin' for zucchini bread come frigid February it's all ready to go in the right amount. 

You don't have to stop at zucchini. You can freeze squash for soups (butternut is a champion), fruit for smoothies, fresh herbs from your garden, the list just goes on. So take heart all my book readers, tv watchers, kid player withs! There is another option! Freeze on!
~Maren Pin It


  1. Your post reminds me of my childhood. We froze a lot of our produce from our garden. We did peas, corn, zuchenni, strawberries, peaches and those are just what I can remember. I like your idea of pre-packaging the items so you don't have to un thaw a big package when you only need a small amount for the recipe. Great post.

    1. Thank you so much Mackay Memories! I love that you guys froze so much produce. I just have memories of endless hours of canning in the hot kitchen. I'm sure my mom has memories of me whining to no end. It's all for the love of food storage right?


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