Monday, October 20, 2014

Crazy Canning

To say I spent the next week following our Miller Farms visit in the kitchen is putting it lightly!  I am still in awe of all the food we brought home.  Here is what I did with it all:

Froze 8 dinner size bags of corn on the cob (which had to be blanched first)
Froze a large container of chopped onion
Froze 6 family serving size of hash browns (Potatoes John and I peeled, shredded and blanched)
Froze 4 packages of family size french fries (Potatoes cut and blanched)
Froze 4 packages of shredded zucchini for bread (Ok so this was the leftover zucchini from a friend I still had)
froze a bag of sliced blanched egg plant - maybe for a lasagna?
froze ice cubes of chopped basil in olive oil

Canned:
11 quarts of potatoes
6 quarts of green beans
8 quarts of large chunks of carrots for stews
10 pints of corn (that we cut off the cob)
6 pints pickled carrots 
8 pints diced carrots
8 pints sliced carrots
10 half pints of various peppers
1 pint of beets
6 pints, 1 half pint applesauce (some from Matt and Jacquelyn's house some from Sprouts)
5 quarts of chicken broth from an organic free range chicken I picked up on sale (I froze the meat for a casserole)
5 pints candied cinnamon apples

Stored 14 red onions for later use 
Used a cabbage in some soup
sliced some carrots for eating raw
stuffed some peppers for dinner one night

I might be missing some but needless to say, we were busy, busy, busy!!  I still have a few things I wanted to do but needed a break!  Round two of canning coming soon featuring chocolate sauce, honey glazed red onions (for grilling), and all sorts of organic beans (kidney, pinto, black, and garbanzo).

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chloe 1 month check up

We didn't need to do an official one month check up but Chloe's doctor wanted to make sure she was gaining weight ok since at our two week visit she still wasn't quite up to her birth weight.  She came home from the hospital at 5lb 5 oz and at her two week appt was 5lb 9oz.  So she was really only an ounce from her birth weight but still.  She gained a little weight in the following two weeks after that and weighed in at just over 6lbs at her one month check.  She is looking healthy and getting a tiny bit bigger everyday.



One Month Stats:
6.09 lbs
21 in
13.5 in head