First of all, when deciding what to do with too many green peppers, I guess we need to define how many green peppers are too many! Here, I’m talking about a few, like the windfall of about a dozen green bell peppers (plus a few more the following week) we got in our veggie box.
One of the best vegetables to freeze, as far as quality when it comes out of the freezer, is beans and I love Blanching & Freezing Beans. It doesn’t matter what kind: green beans, snap beans, or wax beans. It’s also super simple to grow beans, but that’s a whole ‘nuther thing, so no worries if you don’t grow your own. You can easily use beans from the farmer’s market or the grocery store or wherever you normally get your fresh green (or other) beans from.
Kale is a super sturdy veggie and freezes beautifully. It freezes so beautifully that people who grow kale swear the best, sweetest kale is the kale that’s been kissed by frost. And while there may have been a time that you might have picked up a huge bag of kale and let it linger a little too long, those times are past…if you know how to freeze kale the right way! It’s a game-changer and there’s no need to ever waste a single leaf.
Bean burritos once saved my life. Seriously. When I broke my foot, the docs sent me home thinking it was a sprain. What a mess that was – my back went out from using the crutches. I couldn’t stand up, each movement was agony and I spent several days crawling around the house. I happened to have a few groceries I hadn’t put away on the table and I was able to cobble together some bean burritos. They weren’t as well put together as these Freezer Friendly Burritos, heck, I couldn’t even warm them up, but as they say, “Hunger is the best sauce!”
This is my Mom’s Classic Carrot Cake and for a while, it was a go-to for special occasions, especially since it was always a two-layer affair. I think I’ll always associate carrot cake with Easter…in my mind, I guess, Easter goes hand in hand with rabbits and rabbits eat, well, carrots – and just about anything else in the garden!