Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Camp Nazareth and Preserving the Harvest...

We sent away half our children and we still have double the national average!  Our eldest three children are off at camp enjoying a break from chores and sibling herding.  We are feverishly attempting to get  Little House in order ahead of their return.  I love seeing these pictures of them while they are away.  I miss them bunches. 
Sts. Cyril and Methodius

M. getting acquainted with new friends

The boys are hiding from the camera.  

N. getting ready for a swim.

Where's Waldo?

D. and N. together at last.  N. is trying out a new camera face.

More Where's Waldo.

PS>  We love our new neighborhood.  Our neighbors are so lovely.  Our neighbor, Mr. Leo, has been sharing his harvest of enormous zucchini, cucumber, and summer squash.  I am in survivalist mode, right now, which basically means not much cooking.  Rather than see these gifts spoil, I have started putting up the harvest as it comes in.  
If you have been receiving generous harvest gifts from your neighbors or you have more zucchini than you planned on try this method of preserving: the freezer!

This is a two step method.

Step 1:  Wash, quarter, and slice your squash or zucchini into 1 inch slices.
Step 2:  Place on a cookie sheet in the freezer.

That's it.  Put the frozen chunks in a freezer bag at your convenience.  You can also freeze tomatoes whole.  When you run them under cold water later their skins just peel off.  No blanching necessary.


elizabeth said...

my churches' kids are going to Camp N next week - Father did the blessing for travel last night at church... practically half of my church is going! :) I love seeing them excited and thank God for such an opportunity for them! I told them I want to hear all about it when they return... :)

Mimi said...

How fun for your older kids!

h west said...

Looks like fun! Glad you're settling in. Like the new blog template!