“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, September 12, 2011

Keeping A Food Supply

I'm having a hard time using the veggies I've stored away in the freezer and pantry while it's still summer.  Not wanting to 'run out' of supplies this winter before it even turns cold, this week I'm going to use up ALL of the zucchini from the garden, finish up our lettuce and start picking some more green cabbage.  Sorry corn and green beans .. you'll just have to wait a few more months!

This weekend I made a big batch of beef stock by roasting bare bones cut in two inch pieces in a moderately hot oven (400F) for two hours.  Then simmering with carrots, onions and celery for an hour .. then sticking the whole pot in the oven at 225F overnight.  It makes the richest brown broth for French onion soup and for added flavor to gravies.  I have stored it in the freezer in 3 cup units. 

We are already running low on pickles .. when my kids come home for a visit .. that's the first thing they ask for .. after a hug from mom.

Beef Stock Recipe
Benefits of Broth

2 comments:

Pat said...

There is nothing better then having home made broth on hand, especially as the weather turns cold. Yum!

Tonya said...

Awww...that's great that they hug you BEFORE they gobble down the pickles :)