Friday, February 24, 2012

Freezing Green Beans

Here in Arizona, at our apartment community we have what they call a share program, its where farmers that have extra fruits or vegetables share them with others, so I was able to get a large size bag of very fresh green beans. My son and I love green beans, and I did not want any to go to waist, so I decided to freeze them. Its very easy to do,
  1. snap off both ends of the beans
  2. use a large pot, fill it with water, bring it to a boil
  3. I put in about 2 large hand fulls of beans into the boiling water
  4. set a kitchen timer for 3 Min's. to blanch the beans
  5. fill a clean sink with cold water and ice, I just put a couple of ice cube trays of ice
  6. when the timer is up, carefully remove the beans and put them directly in the ice water
  7. set timer again for another 3 Min's.
  8. remove beans and put them in freezer safe bags and freeze.
It may be a little time consuming but it is worth it, these beans are SO good. Happy Freezing :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentines Day

After Christmas, I love Valentines day. I remember as a child giving valentines to friends and family and having valentine parties at school and now as a adult I still love giving valentines. Ive always been a very giving person, I just love doing things to make others feel special. Even though at this time I do not have a special sweetie, but I do have a son and friends that I enjoy doing for. I like to give cards, candy, flowers, cook special meals, this year I also got my 16 year old son a dancing stuffed animal, I don't know how much he will like it, but I thought it was funny. To me, its not the amount we spend, its the thought and time we take to show others how much we care. I hope you all have a fun, love filled day with you're families. Blessings to all.