Summer is Coming to an End!
Not that I am crying big tears or anything, since all I have gotten done since coming home from Colt's graduation is taking care of garden stuff. Dehydrated at least 200 lbs. of tomatoes, froze almost 100 lbs., made sauce with at least another 100 lbs and gave away 100 lbs, (bartering for freezer space with Jacquelyn.)
Dehydrated or canned or froze around 5 bushels of sweet peppers. Made jar after jar of pickles, sweet relish, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Dug 120 lbs of potatoes and have frozen about 40 lbs so far. Made freezer coleslaw with the cabbage, stuffed cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers out the yaa-hoo, freezer cucumber salad, refrigerator pickles, freezer pickles, frozen spinach, green beans, corn and dehydrated radishes, lettuce. Have so many bags of sweet peppers had to put most in Jacquelyn's freezer. I popped and blanched and froze a 1/2 bushel of green beans today and still have a half bushel of peppers to figure out what I want to do with.
If we have a disaster we will never starve as the dehydrated stuff can be good for as much as 30 years. We have so much can't even find a place to put it all.
tonight we had stuffed peppers that was a combination hamburger, sausage, homemade pasta sauce, sweet peppers, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Just picked green bean cooked like Del Monte seasoned green beans with garlic, peppers and onions and homegrown twice baked potatoes, all really delish.