Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Eating Up the Freezer

Time to get ready for summer produce so I'm concentrating on using up stuff from the freezer. I have several bags of tomatoes that I froze whole, thinking I would can them later. I did make juice from some of them, but most of them are still in bags. Since we don't start getting tomatoes off the vines until late May or early June, I have some time to use those up. The problem is finding recipes for them. But last night I found this soup recipe from The Cabin Garden, and it was delicious. I can see me making this a couple of times a month, and it looks like it will easily convert to paleo. I put maple syrup in it tonight instead of the sugar, but I did use wheat flour because I didn't have a good substitute.

Yum!

11 comments:

  1. I have been making homemade tomato soup, but with canned tomatoes. I use garlic, salt, pepper, vegetable stock (watch some have sugar in them), and thyme. Sometimes I throw in a stock of celery. I throw it in my Vita Mix and BAM soup! I found that thyme gives it the taste I had been looking for - something like what Campbell's tomato soup taste like. I didn't know you could freeze whole tomatoes! That is good to know!

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  2. I'm laughing at the title. This is exactly what we have started doing. As I start planting seeds, we get serious about what's in the freezer

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  3. That's what we need to do. But we need to eat through the freezer so that we can clean it out!! That's a chore I hate more than anything else. It is so frosted up that I cannot remove the baskets on one side, which means I really have trouble getting the foods under those baskets. But being president of the Procrastinators of the World - I let it slide "a day." That soup looks really good.

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  4. I need to start eating the food I have in the freezer AND in the pantry. Yikes, when did I purchase all of it?

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  5. I haven't tried thyme, but I did think of putting basil in while cooking next time, instead of just as a garnish. I love tomato basil bread. Marti

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  6. Smile. I should have drawn a cartoon of a monster eating the refrigerator. I haven't even started planting seeds yet, just looking at the calendar for planting dates. We're supposed to have a warm weekend. Perfect for tilling the garden. Marti

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  7. I've had that happen. This freezer is a frost free, which they say causes freezer burn faster than one with frost, but I can't tell the difference between it and the chest freezer which isn't frost free. We just keep meat in it so I go years without ever really cleaning it out. Marti

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  8. Yes, when did I buy it, or when did I freeze those leftovers? Marti

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  9. printed it maybe i can talk hubby into eating it

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  10. If he doesn't like tomatoes, you may not get him to eat it. I put it in a regular blender because I don't have the immersion blender she mentioned but the seeds remained whole. I don't mind that but I did feel them. Marti

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  11. Sounds like you have a good plan for those tomatoes.

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