Happy Independence Day to those of us in the good ole United States of America! It might not be the most perfect country in the world, but, in my opinion, is still the best.
I am up to my eyeballs here in strawberries. Yesterday, we got 20 pounds from a U-pick farm. It took a couple of hours for my daughter and I to prepare them for freezing - using the Food Saver system. Side note: I found that the Weston brand of vacuum bags does better than the Food Saver brand bags, at a fraction of the cost.
Tonight, a good friend asked me to come and pick berries at her house because she was all "strawberried out." My husband, three of our children, and I came out and picked. We have double what we got yesterday. I cleaned strawberries for two hours tonight and then put the rest in a large box in the fridge to continue tomorrow. I filled the deydrator with sliced berries and then vacuum sealed the others. Tomorrow, I intend to make jam or preserves along with a nice strawberry dessert for the family.
Along with the strawberries, I'll be working on sugar snap peas and pickled beets. I have a feeling I'm going to be worn out by tomorrow evening. It's a good worn out feeling, I do assure you.
As for our menu for the week, I'm keeping it simple. Find other plans at Organizing Junkie.
Chips & Salsa
Strawberry Dessert of some sort
Beef 'n Vegetable Soup
Pizza & Pop
Hamburgers on the Grill
On Your Own