|Look at all this deliciousness!!|
There were some amazing nectarines, plums, pluots, and apples. I rinse those and leave them in the fridge so they are ready to eat. The strawberries took a bit more work.
|Gorgeous aren't they? Delicious too!|
|Washed and topped ready for the freezer.|
I hate to waste such seasonal yumminess, the frozen ones will be used for smoothies or strawberry cupcakes when we want/need them.
The other group is for lunches/snacks during the week. I put them unwashed in a tupperware to keep them fresh a bit longer.
There is a lot to do with veggies, and I try to cut down on my prep time during the week. I pre cut my onions and other veg whenever possible. These onions are going into spaghetti sauce, a stew, and two for the freezer for a later date.
|Oh the tears!|
|For lunches and quick snacks. Those big carrots don't fit in lunch pails!|
I had a bad reputation for wasting herbs. One day I'll learn how to garden and will grow these so I save some money... until that day I will used this trick. Layer the herbs on paper towels and roll them. Store in a ziplock bag, and keep in the crisper drawer.
Whoa, time for a break.. well at least preparing for a break.. I get this reward once it is all done.
|This is 3 heads of lettuce!|
Then lay the other half of the paper towel on top of the lettuce.
|It's a lettuce blanket!|
Each roll is enough for a dinner salad such as a taco salad for our family of 4, or 2-3 lunch salads just for me. :D
So this is how I spent my Saturday morning/afternoon. 2 hours shopping plus another 2 hours or so prepping. Now time for that hard cider!
Peace and love,