Wednesday, October 3, 2012

K-mart Deals!

K-mart is having a 50% off sale on all their clearance toys.  I went to 2 K-mart stores and got these 18 toys for $85.82!  Woot!  I am almost done buying Christmas gifts and birthday gifts for everyone on my list!

Check it out now thru October 8th!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Menu Monday - Oct 1

Sunday:  Chicken, Squash*, Green Beans*, Potatoes*
Monday: FYOD (leftovers)
Tuesday: Mexican Chicken Caserole
Wednesday:  Po'boys, Kale*, and Corn*
Thursday: ?
Friday: Pizza and salad*

* Food from CSA Share

Friday, September 28, 2012

Do: Freezing Tomatoes - A Photo Tutorial

We FINALLY got around to harvesting our tomatoes from our raised bed garden.  We planted Early Girl and Black Price heirlooms and got quite a load!  This last batch was picked just before our first frost, so I had to do something with them FAST.  Since I haven't figured out canning yet, I decided to dice them and freeze them for winter.

Freezer Tomatoes
18-20 Ripe Tomatoes
Boiling Water
Qt Freezer Bags

1.  Wash your tomatoes.

2.  Bring a pot of water to a boil and carefully add your tomatoes.
In less then 1 minute, start removing the tomatoes that have split.  
Place in a bowl to cool.
Use a bowl to help your baggie "stand" up.
Now the skin will just all off!  Peel and dice the tomatoes.
Place in Qt ziploc bags and label.  Freeze!
They have a shelf life of about 8 months.

Enjoy the fruits of your labor!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Menu Monday - 9/24

Ah, what has happen to the the last month!  I have lots of photos to blog about, so I will be posting a bunch of catch up posts soon!

Here is this weeks menu:
Monday:  Shrimp Corn* Chowder (corn, potato, onion all from CSA)
Tuesday:  Eggplant* Parm
Wednesday: FYOD
Thursday: Chinese
Friday: Pizza
*Food from our CSA share

I'm also starting to store some CSA and garden food in the freezer, so I will post my process tomorrow!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Menu Monday - 8/20

Monday: Cheesy Mexican Rice Bake
Tuesday: Bourbon Turkey Tenderloin kabobs, saute swiss chard*, and leftover potato salad.
Wednesday: Shrimp, pasta, alfredo with eggplant and basil*
Thursday: Tuna Sandwiches, corn* and green bean*/tomato* salad
Friday:  Travel
Saturday:  Travel
Sunday: Steak with broccoli and potato

*Food from our CSA share