We bought a used 21 cu ft freezer at an estate sale several weeks ago for $150.00. I have it pretty full already with tomatoes and summer squash. I did make some great summer squash enchiladas and put some of those in here too.
It is not well organized yet; I have been so busy with tomatoes that as soon as I have it ready to freeze I just find a spot and shove it in! When we first bought the freezer Tony went out and bought 4 huge bags of ice just to help fill it. Now I need the space, but it has come in handy when I am peeling tomatoes. I use the ice to cool the tomatoes down. So far I have only used 1/2 bag. Oh well, lavender lemonade can not be far off.
Here is how I roast my tomatoes, Roasting and Freezing Tomatoes
|Summer Squash (roasted) and Tomato Juice in bags|
|Summer Squash Enchiladas in the containers.|
|The entire bottom basket of the freezer is full of roasted summer squash, and I also grated some and froze raw for breads and muffins.|
|I also froze a bunch of baked, stuffed scallop and patty pan squash.|
|I will use the roasted summer squash for sandwiches like this come fall and winter.|
|I also froze some raw zucchini patties. You can find the recipe on this blog.|
|Roasted summer squash will come in handy this fall and winter when my Arugula is growing again.|
Well, I am off to make some PESTO! My plants of ready to pick and that means more goodies for the freezer.
|Purple Petra Basil|
|Large Leaf Italian Basil|