I think I told you a while back about the changes in my grocery delivery service. They have put out a catalog and I can only order what is included in it. While it is substantial, that means if a specific item is on sale but not in the catalog, I can not order the sale item. Much of what I normally order is included, but there are items I can no longer have delivered.
This week, for instance, two pound bags of frozen vegetables are on sale. Unfortunately, the catalog lists only one pound bags. And that is where an angel of mercy came to my rescue. Oldest Son's friend who lives with him now, said she would not mind a bit going to the store to get the sale items I can no longer order. So this morning I tossed some cash and a list in her direction and off she went.
She brought me 24 lbs. of mixed vegetables and 12 lbs. of green beans, along with a couple other small items. When she brought them to me, it was then I realized I had not taken the weight of the vegetables into consideration. There she was, poor girl, outside my door, all knackered out from lugging them up the stairs. And she was still cheerful, bless her heart.
The green beans are in the dehydrators. 12 lbs. of mixed vegetables are in my big stock pot on the stove, thawing out and heating up. As soon as I see how many pints I get out of that, I'll decide whether to can the other 12 lbs. or dehydrate them.
I know that for gardeners, it must seem like a sacrilege to be canning frozen vegetables. I would prefer canning fresh from the garden as well. But if I want my shelves of home canned foods to be full, I will do whatever is necessary to achieve that goal. And should the time come when store shelves are empty, I doubt anyone will care about whether the vegetables started out as garden fresh or frozen. I would think they would be happy to have food to eat when others do not, no matter what the source.
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