Saturday, April 4, 2009

FREEZER FOOD, SEEDLINGS, AND CIRCUS FUN



I have one new item in my Etsy shop, a Spring desk tote. Watch for more Spring pieces to come!







Recently, we had a huge bag of broccoli that would soon go bad if SOMETHING wasn’t done with it. We get the family-sized bags at Costco, and it’s hard to go through them quickly enough.

So…I poured the bag into my cast iron dutch oven that I recently rescued from a second-hand store…I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to get it!



I added a little water, covered, and steam cooked in my oven. Then, I put it all in my blender and pureed. Next, I cooled the mixture and then put it into containers to freeze. I’ll use it down the road for creamed soups.





Another thing I freeze up are bananas. I used to freeze them in their skins, but my daughter freezes hers without, and I’ve found that they’re a lot easier to work with. I just peal them, cut them in half, and put them in Ziploc bags. Then, voila, I’ve got frozen bananas for my green smoothies!





On the warmer side of things…my little seedlings are doing wonderfully.

There’s something about watching new life emerge that is so gratifying and makes one thankful for what God gave us.







On the fun side of things…the circus came to town!

And…we just thought that we’d better go!

So…all the big kids and the little men went to the Shrine Auditorium for a night of entertainment.

On the way there, we listened to French music…





And made funny faces…





Bring on the clowns!





And the horses…



And the balancing acts…



A fun night for all…







There’s nothing like family!

3 comments:

Emily said...

I, too, like to freeze things. I just made some strawberry jam to freeze. :) Your seeds are doing so well! I really need to start some this week. I'd like to plant some lavender and lupins (they remind me of Prince Edward Island). Anyway, have a beautiful weekend! :)

Lauren said...

That looks like such fun. I've never made freezer jam, I will have to try it sometime :-) God Bless!

Zebu said...

Emily, the strawberry jam sounds yummy!

Have a great week, Ladies!