First, I need a stand alone freezer. If anyone has one in good working order for cheap or even free, please contact me at once. Yes, I’m checking Craig’s List.
Sometimes being a vegetarian leads you to a little bit of panic in the summer when you remember that you basically survive the winter on frozen fruits you stuffed away yourself in June/July/August, squash, squash, potatoes and more squash. You can see the dilemma. No variety for FRESH foods here in the midwest in say, February. I’m a master at creating nothing from squash, but even I get desperate and get into the pizza cunundrum every so often if I don’t have enough frozen goods squirreled away. So, on Saturday, I was convinced that what was necessary to make it through winter, was ten (10) pounds of blueberries – Mr. Wonderful doesn’t even think this is crazy, yet-he’s a delight isn’t he?! So the first thing I bake, is Ina Garten’s Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins to keep Mr. Wonderful from hating which will be, seven (7) pounds of frozen blueberries packed in convenient 2 c serving sizes in quart bags, blocking the way of 1) the ice packs for the beer cooler and 2) the skinny cow ice cream bars. Blueberry pancakes anyone?