A lady from our church was kind enough to bless us with some bounty from her garden. Grandma helped me freeze 15 quarts of tomatoes and 8 quarts of okra. Whew!
My tomatoe-stained fingers were later in the day treated to a manicure (my toesies got a pedicure, too) with a gift certificate from another dear lady.
Copper's Wife says
What a blessing!!
What a blessing–both the produce and the manicure/pedicure!
I’ve never seen anyone freeze tomatoes….how does that work?
Mrs. C says
Freezing tomatoes is quite easy, just messy. First, boil a large pot of water. Add a few tomatoes to the pot for 30 sec. to 1 min. Remove the tomatoes and place in cold water. The skins just fall right off, so you don’t lose chuncks of tomatoe peeling them. Next, slice, quarter, etc. and cool completely. Finally, pack them in freezer bags & label.
This is much simpler than canning or stewing, but you can only use them in recipes as they are all squishy and juicy when thawed. They’re great for making soups, stews, and sauces. HTH!
WOW! That’s a LOT of bounty!
And you need to hook me up with your friends, girl! I could use some fresh veggies and pedicure. LOL
Wow! Look at all that great stuff!
For some reason my Bloglines hasn’t been picking up your new posts. I’m just getting caught up now…..
Sounds like you have some wonderful friends. Aren’t the colors pretty in those pictures?!