Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Beans and Buns

I am being over run by beans. Wax beans and Green beans. I put three bags of beans in the freezer for winter. After the garden is put to bed and we are remembering all the fresh veggies it will be so nice to pull these out and eat them!

I cut the tips off and blanch them for 3 minutes in boiling water. Then I quickly put them in ice water to stop them from cooking. Then I drain them and dry them on a towel on the counter. After that they go into a zip lock bag. I then put the freezer bag back in the water to push the air out of the bag. Zip it up and into the freezer it goes. I place the bags on a cookie sheet and place them in the freezer until they freeze. They keep their shape better that way.

Sorry for the dark pictures. Sometimes my camera does weird things. Well maybe it is the photographer.


I made bread this past weekend as well. I try to make a bunch to freeze as well so I am not making bread every other day. (Even though sometimes I still have to.)

I like to make my own hamburger buns.

I use Farmgirl Fare's Farmhouse Bread recipe. It makes three loaves of bread, or sometimes it makes two loaves and a batch of hamburger rolls. I like making my own, because I can size them according to the size of the people eating them. Bigger ones for the adults and smaller ones for the little girls. I don't like it when I buy store buns and then half gets thrown out because they are too big.

They cook up so nice. I put sesame seeds on mine as well as salt. I think I will skip the salt from now on because we didn't like it as much. Too salty.

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