Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Time in the kitchen...
Summer is a great time for eating and cooking fresh veggies. It's also a great time to think about putting up veggies for fall and winter months. So, Rebekah and I cut up lots of squash to put up for coming months.
Putting up veggies just got easier, and lots more fun! Our friend Miss Lynda saw our post about our love for peas, and noticed we were using plain old freezer bags to store our peas. Well, Miss Lynda recommended the FoodSaver to us. I went to work researching the FoodSaver. Then I consulted Arthur about the FoodSaver, he thought it would be a good investment and gave me the go ahead to purchase one. Rebekah and I sealed up 13 quarts of squash in a matter of minutes. Using the FoodSaver was so much fun, it made the job seem like a game....I know it takes little to entertain me :) Thanks Miss Lynda for the tip ;)
Yesterday, I got busy in the kitchen with a few projects. I cooked several pounds of ground beef for future meals, then placed it in the freezer.
I cooked up some sweet potatoes to make into baby food for Miss Ruth Ella.
I saved the Gerber plastic containers for homemade baby food, they even work well for freezing.
After the sweet potatoes (SP) cooled I label the lids. The nice thing about the labels is that they peel right off, making it easy to reuse the Gerber containers.
Now there were enough sweet potatoes left that I could make my kids favorite roll/biscuit. Our kids love sweet potato biscuits so much that they'll choose eat them over dessert. They taste best when made with fresh ground wheat. I got this recipe from the Bread Beckers cookbook, I also really like their website along with all their products.
These are drop biscuits, we have found that an ice cream scooper makes a great size biscuit.
The sweet potato biscuits were gobbled up quick last night with dinner. With this just being the start of summer I know we have many long days ahead of us in the kitchen canning, cooking, and eating. I'm looking forward to it, because along with all of those things comes wonderful fellowship with loved ones.