Freezing for winter

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas and a long, cold winter … maybe not dreaming of … expecting might be a better word. And that’s what I keep telling the kids who helped me trim the ends off a boatload of green beans last evening.

They like the task and that helped. As soon as I saw their attention drifting or their enthusiasm draining I’d say, “Just think — there will be a blizzard in the middle of January and we’ll go to the freezer and pull out these garden fresh green beans and we’ll remember a hot August night when we stood around in front of the fans in our bare feet snapping beans.”

And they smiled.

Freezing green beans is easy, just time-consuming.

  • Pick beans.
  • Wash beans.
  • Trim ends of beans.
  • Snap into the size you like.
  • Blanch in boiling water for three minutes.
  • Shock in ice water for three minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Package in freezer bags.

And you’re done!

Eventually … !

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