Thursday, August 25, 2016
Small Batch Preserving
I wanted to cooki collards for my meals today and when I pulled them from the refrigerator I decided I would never finish the entire bag quickly. I also knew I had some Brussels sprouts I wouldn't get finished up in a timely manner. Because I could not remember the blanching times I pulled out my trusty food preservation book and looked up how to freeze them. A few extra minutes of work and I put two meals worth of Brussels sprouts in the freezer and set a meals worth aside for this weekend. I put a goodly amount of collards in the freezer -- I am thinking enough for two meals or one if we have guests. At the end of that while my blanching water was still hot I went ahead and cooked my collards for today.