Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Cleaning Out the Freezer

I'm on a quest. I want to use every last bit of frozen vegetables and fruit that I have left in my freezer before buying anything else. As you might imagine, this time of year the pickings are getting mighty slim. Every year we try to use some of the less loved veggies first, yet every year that's what we are left with. A quick glance in the freezer last night revealed a fair amount of winter squash, both cubed and pureed, apple butter, frozen bananas, frozen blueberries and some frozen greens. I'll be doing a more exact inventory tonight but I've gotten the general idea.

I'll be combining the greens with chick peas, bulgur, and a mixture of tamari, nutritional yeast, maple syrup and garlic powder to make a delicious concoction that I call Chick Peas and Bulgur. Not an original monicker but it does the trick.

Last night I made some squash biscuits and tried substituting molasses for the 3 tablespoons of brown sugar the recipe called for. So far no one seems to have noticed but I'll poll everyone later to know for sure.

I've got the itch for spring planting and I'll begin putting some seeds in my container garden later this week. Rob has volunteered to help with the job. He was very impressed with the bean plants that his second grade class grew. I'm going to peek at the worms later today as well, the suspense is killing me!

3 comments:

Melanie Rimmer said...

Hi, I found your blog by searching technorati for "frugal". I write about similar issues to you - frugality, vegetarianism, family life, green living. I have added you to my links list (www.bean-sprouts.blogspot.com). If you'd like to link back I'd appreciate it but it's up to you. I've also bookmarked this site so I'll visit again. Thanks for a great read.

Katie said...

Welcome Melanie, I can't wait to check out your blog more in depth.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Love your site. So much great stuff. Thanks for the tip. I too need to clean out the freezer. My daughter was looking for something in the freezer last night and she exclaimed, "What's going on in the freezer as stuff fell out at her." Yep it is time! Thanks for the kind push.