Even though it’s summertime and my backyard garden is in full swing, The Girl and I are still happily picking up free boxes of discarded produce every week. To be honest, I’m a little surprised we are still doing it. But as each week passes, I can see the value in doing this year round, especially when it comes to getting free greens for our pet chickens. Plus, it’s still fun to look inside the boxes to see what was deemed inedible.
This week our challenge is trying to figure out what we are suppose to do with all this broccoli. Figuring out what to do with the mushrooms was easy. I made the Handsome Husband an omelet, and then dehydrated the rest. All the other goodies were in manageable proportions this time around, so figuring out what to do with them was a piece of cake.
- 4+ pounds broccoli
- 27 million mushrooms
- 3 + pounds of grapes
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 zucchini
- 1 carrot
- 1 pear
- 1 black plum
- 5 ears of corn
- 1/2 of a cantaloupe melon
- 3 + pounds of strawberries
But the broccoli, what am I suppose to do with all the broccoli? Ideally, I’d like to be able to find some sort of canning recipe so we can in enjoy it later this winter. I’d freeze the free broccoli, but I don’t want to take up any prime real estate in the frozen foods section at Casa De La Mavis.
So now what? Do YOU have any ideas? Help!
Would you like to see what else we have brought home over the past few months?
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