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?
Oh baby! All those antioxidants! Your going to live forever and I love that!