It is the time of year when I put up applesauce, pickle relish, and fruit. This year there won’t be much fruit because of the weather and the squirrels, but since there turned out to be more apples than we thought, I need room in the freezer to fit the freezer containers. I saved up my money from sewing and babysitting years ago to buy the little freezer. It is only about 2 ft. x 3 ft. but you can really fit a lot of things in there. Unfortunately, I have not been a very good manager of the freezer space since it is a chest freezer and stuff gets lost in the depths.
Yesterday was the big cleanout, and several trash bags of expired frozen food went into the trash can. This is just wasteful. I am trying to think of a better way to keep track of the freezer inventory. Better than the nothing I am using now, I mean.
Besides cleaning out the freezer, I spent yesterday at the sink peeling apples. I boiled up a big pot of applesauce and then packaged it for the freezer. The day before I had made the pickle relish for next year. We don’t use much relish so one batch should last us for potato salad and such. I am getting so many cucumbers this year that the spouse is taking bags of them to the office for distribution. I am also trying my hand at freezing the bumper crop of zucchinis and summer squash. There will also be the many containers of pesto to store.
We picked the first green beans yesterday. A is visiting this weekend so we plan to try making some Thai red pork curry tonight with green beans and pineapple. When M was a baby, I used to take her to a Thai restaurant in town when the spouse was away on a business trip. I don’t much care for Indian curries, so I never ordered curry in the Thai restaurant thereby wasting many opportunities for good eating. Now that our favorite Chinese restaurant has closed down after many years, we are trying out new things.