Otherwise known as -- what I've been up to in stocking my pantry.
I did this a couple weeks ago, with This Week's Kitchen Adventures. I need to do this every week. Keep me on top of dealing with the things that come into my life.
So, this week, I juiced a bagful of limes. I got nearly a quart of lime juice. I plan to turn that into limeade concentrate. I'm considering freezing a bit of it though. Love, love, love the juicer thing I bought a couple weeks ago.
I've been getting peppers into my freezer. Bell peppers, Hatch chilies (roasted and non-roasted). Basically, I chop and freeze on foil, then bag up so that I can get what I need when I need it. I've read that I ought to be blanching them, or sauteing them... but I just have never seen where it makes a big difference.
I mashed up my finally ripe avocados and froze them. I'm the only person who will eat guacamole, but... I find that I can blend a half-avocado into soup, or into various mexican-ish dishes and nobody seems to notice. I even blended half an avocado into an alfredo-type dish. The key is to do it when nobody is looking.
Here in a bit (now that the dishes are washed) I'm going to be using the last of our box of peaches to make a pie. That isn't exactly storing things up for the long-term. This is more of a confession. I intended that I would take this huge box of peaches and store some. Instead, we've eaten all but a few, and those will soon be pie.
I have something like 8 plums that I have to do something with TODAY. I'm still trying to figure out just what.
I also have roughly 10 pounds of tomatoes that I'll be storing up in some way tomorrow.
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