I'm settling into a daily routine. Every morning we pick the days vegetables.
Then bring them in and wash and slice them. Then they are blanched for the required amount of time and cooled.
Then laid out on cookie sheets to freeze. Then the ones from the day before are taken out of the freezer and bagged. The cookie sheets washed and ready for the next mornings picking. By the end of the growing season my freezer will be full of vegetables not with huge pickings but just a few bags at a time every day or so. Those of you that have followed me for years know the drill.
Pick, Blanch, Flash Freeze, Bag
Regardless of the vegetable the procedure is always the same.
This was yesterdays baggings. This morning I have squash, broccoli, okra, and zucchini to bag. Sometimes I feel like the tortoise. Slow and consistent but I guess I get the job done.
This is so much easier than those marathon 8 hour canning sessions that I did when I was younger. Buying or growing bushels at a time to feed a family of 5 kids. Now that we are down to just the three of us I can relax and grow less and just can for a few hours every morning and still get the job done. Once Baby O leaves the nest (She is almost 17 ) we will probably go down to just one freezer and can much less. Gracious what will I do with my time. Maybe make more quilts : )
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter