It was Day 2 of my food preserving week around here at my house! Here’s the post from day one in case you missed it. I’ve been putting up a ton of food in my freezer and pantry from the incredible deals I was able to get at the local Amish produce auction.
Today it was Zucchini, Corn and Peaches….
Zucchini has 101 uses and good thing because I have a lot of it! I bought the Zucchini for $4 for the whole bushel (40 pounds) which works out to $.10 cents a pound!
Today, I worked my way through shredding 1 box or 1/2 bushel of Italian zucchini. I shredded this zucchini batch for later use in fall and winter soups as well as using it for making zucchini bread and muffins.
The salad shooter came in handy and I had no problem getting someone to operate it. The children rotated turns and shredded the entire batch for me.
I froze 6 large bags of shredded zucchini, each bag containing around 10 cups. The food saver did an amazing job sealing it too.
After finishing up that batch of zucchini, we finished up two 50 pound bags of corn! Whew!! I’m tired of blanching and packaging corn!
My cob corn totals ended up being 230 individual corn on the cobs frozen in packages big enough for our family size servings. I ran out of food saver bags, so I switched to ziplock freezer bags. I attached the canister air hose to the Food Saver and closed the bag with just enough room for the hose to fit in and sucked out as much air as possible before freezing. Not near as air tight as using the Food Saver bags….but good enough. I’ll use these bags first.
The rest of the corn I took off the cob and froze it like frozen corn. The advantage of freezing corn off the cob is that it doesn’t take up near as much freezer space as the cob corn does.
I’m down to 2 more bags of corn (100 lbs to go) and I’m really thinking about trying my hand at canning it! I’ve never canned corn before!
Next up….the peaches!!!