Saturday, August 28, 2010
I was given 250 ears of corn and about 60 bananas, today. That's right, given, translated, free!!! My husband and I got busy and shucked, then cut off the corn from the cob on all these ears of corn, taking several hours. I loaded all nine trays on my Excalibur dehydrator with the corn, packaged the rest in gallon size bags and put in the refrigerator waiting for their turn on the dehydrator. I just don't have the freezer room so dehydrating is my way of preserving all of it for winter. The corn will be used in stews, soups, and corn muffins all winter. I'll then put some of it in canning jars with oxygen absorbers and sealing most of it in food saver bags. After all the work with the corn we peeled the bananas and then put them in gallon size bags ready for the freezer, which I had to use a shelf in my mom's freezer. I really need to go through our two freezers and try to free up some space. We'll use the bananas for smoothies and banana bread and muffins. Receiving all this was such a blessing and I'm so thankful, but tired!