A Day in the Kitchen
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The day started with my DH and DS headed off to squirrel hunting. My oldest DD left for a youth outing with our church. So, while the other little ones did a few chores and played for the day, it was off to the kitchen for me (for almost the WHOLE day). I started by taking broccoli, green beans, and carrots that I bought at a local farmer's market and blanched them for freezing. Then onto the green peppers and onions for the freezer as well. I like to lay them flat on parchment lined cookie tray and flash freeze them for about 15 minutes, then I put them into their freezer bags. This keeps them from sticking together. So when you just want a handful of one of these items, it's easy access and you don't have to defrost the whole bag. Next I pulled a chicken soup base that I had made a month ago out of the freezer to start dinner for tonight. Having done all of this, I moved onto baking Mini Nut Rolls for the girls' cookie business. (They normally do them, but I had the itch to help them out since they were busy today.) I was able to complete a little over 12 dozen. Boy, they take some work! Lastly, I made homemade whole wheat buttermilk biscuits to go with our chicken rice soup. Now, I'm finally sitting down and relaxing for a few minutes...but I still need to work out. Ahhhhh....okay, it's off to get ready for BootCamp and WATP!
Have a super Sunday!
P.S. My 11-year DS brought home four squirrels. Now I have to come with a good recipe to try for this. I guess there's a first for everything. :)