Monday, September 22, 2008

Busy Week

Last week I got a email from "the Mama" (DD) wanting to know if "you are interested in some Utah peaches?" They belong to a fruit and veggie co-op where they go about every three weeks and get a basket of assorted fresh fruit and vegetables for a great price. She often shares with us, so nothing goes to waste. I am thinking maybe a peach pie and sliced peaches for my Special K, so I wrote back and said, "Sure."

Later in the week, she emailed that she had signed up for peaches on Sat. These were a extra that they were offering their members, not part of the regular basket. Then on Friday, she told me she had ordered some tomatoes too. I am thinking BLT sandwiches and salad for next week. Yum!

The kids had a Nana/Papa sleepover on Friday night, so when we took them home on Sat. afternoon, we got our peaches and tomatoes...........a HALF a case of each. She had to take a whole case, so we got half. Quite a few more of each than I had planned on.

So this week will be spent baking peach pie, trying a frozen peach yogurt recipe in my new ice cream maker and preparing the rest of the peaches to freeze, making fresh salsa and spaghetti sauce for the freezer plus dealing with the large amount of apples that are left from the apple picking trip. I think I have enough applesauce so I will make apple pie filling or just freeze sliced apples for pie. I froze corn in the spring. Last week I made a huge batch of chili and froze it for quick meals. I will do the same with stew later this week.

End result will be a freezer full of fresh goodness for the winter! My great white hunter and the great white hunter son #2 are going to Colorado elk hunting next month so we are crosssing our fingers that they will have good luck and we have meat for the freezer. I have the great feeling that my great grandmother's used to have after the crops were in and the food stored for the winter. Now I need to finish a quilt to keep my family warm, finish a rag rug and whatever else needs done to prepare for the hard AZ winter. LOL I feel like a squirrel.

Here is my share of the "good stuff".


Amelia said...

Oh really lucked out on getting the tomatoes and peaches. They will taste good now - but come winter time they will be a little bit of summer sunshine in each bite. I have put up peaches but not any tomatoes. I have in the past but not feeling inclined to this summer.

Have a fun - but busy - week.


Tropical Screamer said...

Oh, I can almost smell the peaches. And BLTs all around.

Don't tell anyone, but I kind of miss Winter. :)

Best regards,

Carol VR said...

What a score.

I'll bring the mayo....

Finn said...

Oh my but your goodies look good! And I can only imagine that after passing through your hands and the over/or/freezer, they will be even better! Not to worry about quilts or rugs, gotta make hay while the sun shines girl! Miss ya! Hugs, Finn

Granny Lyn said...

Yummmmmm! Our freezer is full for the winter, too! and the tomatoes are all in jars, waiting for nice warm chili, big pots of stuffed peppers, and a ton of goulash,,,,oh, oh, oh, I"m already hungry!