We love growing our own produce in our garden. There is something inherently satisfying about planting a seed, watching it grow through the summer, and finally serving it for dinner. This past week I've been busy using up our garden spoils and freezing them for the winter. I had to clean out our deep chest freezer earlier this week to make room for new things. The prize for the oldest item goes to the chicken drumsticks from 2006, I decided to throw them out.
Freezer contents from our garden this year:
-Garden vegetable soup
-Moroccan lentil soup
-Zucchini bread x 3
-12 cups of grated zucchini (should make 8 loaves)
-Pizza sauce (really a bad spaghetti sauce that turned out to be fantastic on pizza!)
We had three pumpkin plants and each one produced one pumpkin. I planted them just for the seeds because the birds and I love them. My goal was to save some money by growing our own. Since I've been in the saving money mode I decided I better not waste any of the pumpkin so I roasted and pureed it. I plan on using the puree for muffins, bars, cookies, and soup.