Just Do a Little at a Time & Sam’s Club GC Winner!

Hi everyone!

I want to thank you all for entering this fun giveaway. And I really want to thank the folks at General Mills and Sam’s Club through MyBlogSpark for sponsoring this giveaway prize! Don’t forget to save those Box Tops for education for your local school!

And the winner is…….

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Congrats Jen!

 

Since we are at the Farmer’s Markets 6 days out of 7, we have a lot of fresh produce everyday. Generally the produce vendors go through all their fruits and vegetables at the end of the market and pull out anything that may be bruised or very ripe and take them around to the other vendors and ask them to take some. So, we get a lot of free produce. And let’s face it, there is only so much fresh produce you can eat everyday! But, wasting it is just taboo in my home!

So, since it is just smaller portions of different produce, I try to preserve as much as I can. Folks often thing you have to have an all day “canning-a-thon” and do huge batches at time. Not true. As a matter of fact, it is so nice to just can or freeze a little batch each day!

As an example, last night Troy came home with about 2 dozen very ripe and/or bruised peaches. They needed to be dealt with right away. Since it is peach season, we have been getting a few fresh peaches pretty much everyday. But, these needed to be eaten or preserved right away. And I am not about to waste these delicious peaches!

So, I peeled and cut off all the bad parts and then cut into bite size pieces. Into a sealed bag they went and are in the freezer. Just thinking about making peach pie at Thanksgiving with these fresh frozen peaches makes me smile!

FM projects 2011 008-tile He also brought home other fresh goodies.

pickledYou don’t have to buy a bushel of fresh produce in order to preserve some. Unless, of course, you want to. But, if you get a good deal on something, get a little extra to freeze or can.

I always scan for reduced produce that I can freeze or can up real quick when I am at the grocery store. I even look at the herbs. Yup, just because I grow them doesn’t mean I can pass up a deal like this.

  FM projects 2011 010 These little packages of organic herbs are not cheap! But, they also don’t have a long shelf life so, when they mark them down, they do it to sell quickly! This packet went straight into the freezer. No muss, no fuss.

Doing just a little bit at a time can save you money in the long run. This is a great way to slowly build up your pantry/freezer without destroying your budget!

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6 comments :

  1. Congrats to Jen! Looks like you and I are thinking alike today Diann! Happy Weekend:@)

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  2. ooooh those peaches! I usually throw are "end of life" fruit in the freezer and make smoothies with it later! YUM!

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  3. I am also drooling over those peaches! Yum!!!

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  4. Those peaches looks so delicious!

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  5. Just let me know what day and time to be there for your Thanksgiving dinner! :-) LOVE, love fresh peaches.

    xo
    Pat

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  6. Congrats to Jen. Good idea to freeze in small batches, Diann. Thanks for sharing. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com (Can't post otherwise.)

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