So Son brought from the Farmer's Market 20 lbs. of onions. They are huge. Ten onions filled each 10 lb. bag. I cleaned them, quartered and sliced them and ran them through my Vidalia chopper. 10 lbs. of chopped onions filled 14 dehydrator trays and when dry, filled two quart-sized freezer bags. The second batch is in the dehydrators now. There is about another half gallon of chopped onions to be dried when this batch is done. One can never have enough dried onions!
There were 10 nice sized butternut squash next. I halved each, scraped out the innards, placed them cut side down on cookie sheets and baked them until tender. One of them was demolished for supper. It was so very good. I scraped the flesh from the outer skin of the rest of them and let it cool. Two cups full of squash went into each bag, making 11 bags full. Those I froze.
Next came the apples. I'm not exactly sure how many I have as they were sold by the bag, but it looks like at least a bushel and a half. I cooked up a small batch of applesauce today and will deal with the rest of the apples tomorrow. It is late in the day. I am tired. And as long as I don't have schedules to keep, I can finish up at my leisure. I love retirement!
Son spent the day moving his belongings into his apartment. He still has more to do and he has some furniture to buy, but he is staying there tonight. I think maybe the smell of drying onions might have had something to do with that decision. :) Not everyone likes that aroma. I sent my TV with him. It sits here and collects dust so it might as well be there where it will get used now and then. I haven't watched TV for years.
It is time to go clean up my messy kitchen. And then I think a quiet evening with a good book is in order. Son and I were talking this afternoon. He is used to living alone, so staying with his Mom is not easy. I am used to living alone so having someone here is not easy. But we managed to get through it without a harsh word between us. I guess that says something about good relationships with family. And I think this new arrangement will work out just fine.
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