I am getting around to THINKING about freezing meals... but no further. I decided shortly after I realized my due date that we are ORDERING a whole meal. There's a nice grocery store that's a local family owned chain and they have some amazing prepared foods in their deli. We are splurging, since we are usually the only ones that are able to host the meal. I can't wait!!
Anyone thinking about freezing food yet? Or about Thanksgiving dinner? - Page 2
I hadn't even thought about freezing meals yet, but you are all inspiring me now! I eat gluten/dairy/egg free (well, er, most of the time) due to food sensitivities. I'm pretty sure my mom will be able to help cook meals, but it would still be nice to have some things to pull out of the freezer and heat up. I'm due 3 days before Thanksgiving so we may very well be in the hospital then. Luckily my mom and aunt make most of the meal, so I don't need to worry about that!
i meant that onceamonthcooking site....
wasn't really planning on stocking my freezer much, just some waffles. our freezer is too full for much. i am not planning on thanksgiving at all, unless some in laws come for ds1 bday the month before, we may do an early one then.
love the crockpot idea too...i'm so doing that
Well, I'm starting to stock my winter pantry. Canning pickles today and hopefully within another week or two I"ll have lots of tomatoes to can. :) Can't decide between roasted tomatoes or salsa. Or both. :) Thinking of my grandma as I do this. She taught me lots in the kitchen YEARS ago when I was as young as 6. She passed away my second year of college.
Loving canning and can't decide what else to make. Maybe zucchini relish? Not enough zucchinis to make it worth it but a trip to the farmers market on Thursday will top me off.
What's your fav thing to can?
Favorite thing to can? NOTHING! But I really enjoy eating the food in the winter so I have to ;) Today DH and I are canning tomatoes and tomorrow my sister and I are prepping and freezing peaches. This morning I picked about 2 bushels of pears from our trees so I'll freeze those in about a week when they ripen. Other than that we already have peaches, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries already hanging out in the freezer. Oh I need to make jam sometime in the next week or two.
Whew! So busy!!! I'm already looking forward to hibernating with my husband and boys this winter and feasting on summer freshness until spring!
We don't have freezer space and need to get back on canning. the farmer's market had ten pounds of maters for 20 bucks but DH wants to see how many tomatoes we harvest first. I gotta say though, our garden is not doing well in this weather. I already made a batch of peach/vanilla bean jam, but would like to can plain peaches as well. I can't find freestone peaches at the market and I was almost in tears cutting up ten pounds of attached stone peaches for jam. We have canned pumpkin as well as pickled cukes, cauliflower and green beans. I missed the strawberries, they were so expensive this year! What else do you guys routinely can?
I can apples, pears, and tomatoes. But I'm very blessed, that stuff is either dirt cheap or free around here. Pretty much anything else goes in the freezer, except peaches and jam blackberries. I didn't can peaches this time because I found them at a discount grocery store in glass quart jars for cheap. I figured between gas and cooking the darn things I'd come out about even. I missed the local strawberreis because they were expensive too! What was up with the crop this year? But I love them and was having a craving, so I bought the very-not-organic-store-brand ones when those were on sale, which I'm actually very happy about because now I can eat all I want. I consider it a compromise between the total healthy goodness of local fruit and the total unhealthy yumminess of processed sugar snacks that I would eat in their place. I don't usually can pumpkin, but that's a good idea (super easyyummy breakfasts!).